Enrollment Exceeds 1,400 For Third Straight Year
A 6.5 percent increase in new students and a total headcount of more than 1,400 students for the third straight year highlight Alma College’s 2011 enrollment.
The total headcount of 1,417 students continues a positive enrollment trend. Only eight times in Alma College’s 125-year history has the school achieved a total enrollment over 1,400.
New students total 424, which includes 392 first-years and 32 transfers. While most of the new students are from Michigan, this year’s class includes a larger percentage of students from out-of-state — an increase from 4 to 8 percent. In addition to Michigan, first-year students choosing to attend Alma have come from 16 states and four countries.
The fall 2011 entering class at Alma College.
Alma College has recruited four of the five largest classes in Alma College history in the last five years, says Karen Klumpp, vice president for enrollment.
“Strong faculty, new academic programs, improved facilities, the addition of new athletic teams, and a continued commitment to providing an exceptional student experience all have contributed to our enrollment success,” says Klumpp.
Over the past two years, the College has added academic majors in biotechnology, health care administration, environmental studies and new media studies, bringing the total number of majors to 32. Four new varsity sports, including women’s and men’s lacrosse, wrestling and women’s bowling, offer student-athletes an opportunity to compete on one of 11 men’s and 11 women’s MIAA teams.
In addition, the College has expanded program offerings in the Scottish Arts, completed renovations to the Hogan Center and Eddy Music Center, and enhanced community outreach with the opening of College Corner Coffee and Books.
“Recruiting students involves a full campus effort, and I’m so appreciative of the dedication and hard work of our faculty, coaches, admissions reps, alumni and overall community who so enthusiastically and positively present the Alma story,” says Klumpp.
Posted: Mon, September 26th, 2011 at 1:46PM