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NNU enrolls strong academic class

September 11, 2012, 3:46 pm
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President David Alexander of Northwest Nazarene University reported enrollment numbers that record a strong class of freshmen as well as growth in graduate programs. “Enrolling 2,052 students highlights their desire for an education that blends high academic rigor and a Christian perspective.”

Overall, numbers for 2012 indicate growth in graduate and doctoral students. The registrar reports 1,295 undergraduate and 757 graduate students registered for a total enrollment of 2,052.

In response to the enrollment report President Alexander added, “We are pleased to welcome these students.  We recognize they are merging their path with our path; converging these two will shape them and us.  This transformation of the whole person is the mission of NNU.”

“This class is considered one of the best academically prepared groups in recent years. This is reflected by higher SAT/ACT and GPA scores,” stated Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Stacey Berggren.  An indicator of the intellectual quality of students pursing an NNU education is reflected in the average GPA of the incoming freshman class, which is 3.54.

To meet the increasing demand for graduate programs in social work and counseling, a site has been added in Twin Falls and Idaho Falls, along with continuing hybrid and online delivery of courses.  “The opportunity to respond to the market demands for convenient and accessible educational opportunities in Eastern Idaho allows us to appropriately expand the graduate social work and graduate counseling programs. The addition of the Ed.D. program, now in its second year, continues to expand the impact NNU will have in preparing dynamic leaders in school districts and state agencies across the Northwest,” said Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Stacey Berggren.

For more information, please contact Hollie Lindner at hmlindner@nnu.edu or by calling (208) 467-8531.


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