Lourdes University sees growth in full-time, traditional age students

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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 04:00
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SYLVANIA—This fall, Lourdes University enrolled a record number of new, full-time, traditional age students, with an increase of 32 percent from last fall.

Lourdes kicked-off fall semester with the launch of the institution’s inaugural First Year Experience program, which featured a variety of events and services to assist new students with the transition from high school to college. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes University)
Lourdes kicked-off fall semester with the launch of the institution’s inaugural First Year Experience program, which featured a variety of events and services to assist new students with the transition from high school to college. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes University)

The university's Art and Biology programs also grew significantly, with a 17 percent increase in Biology and a 43 percent increase in Art.

Altogether the university enrolled 2,621 students, a slight decrease from last fall's enrollment of 2,655. 

“We are very pleased that more traditional age students are choosing to attend Lourdes University,” says Amy Mergen, Dean of Enrollment. “The growth in this population shows that the new opportunities we are offering students — from NAIA athletics, to student housing, to a First Year Experience program, to our vibrant campus ministry area — are attracting these students and providing what they need in an institution of higher education.”

Lourdes kicked-off fall semester with the launch of the institution’s inaugural First Year Experience program, which featured a variety of events and services to assist new students with the transition from high school to college. Among the activities was a dinner and book discussion.

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