Newman posts record enrollment in Fall 2011


Newman University has recorded its highest enrollment in the institution’s 78-year history. According to the official federal enrollment report following the 20th day of Fall 2011 semester classes, 3,021 students were enrolled in Newman classes, an increase of 275 from the previous year.

The figures mark the third consecutive year that Newman has experienced record-breaking enrollments. The 3,021 students represented a 9 percent increase over the 2,746 students in Fall 2010, and a combined 15 percent increase over the 2,557 students enrolled two years ago.

The number of undergraduate students has also shown gains over the past three years. In the Fall 2011 semester, 1,371 undergraduates were enrolled, a 4.45 percent increase of the 1,310 from Fall 2010, and an almost 13 percent increase compared to 1,197 in Fall 2009.

Graduate student numbers show the same trend, with 828 students enrolled in Fall 2011 compared to 743 in Fall 2010 and 689 in Fall 2009. Overall, graduate enrollments showed a two-year increase of almost 17 percent from 2009 to 2011.

The biggest gains in enrollment came from better retention of existing students, and an increase of students in Newman certificate programs and adult degree completion programs. Over the past few years the university has created and expanded its academic offerings to better meet the needs of today’s students. Newman also offers generous financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and work-study programs.

“We are thrilled to reach this milestone in the history of Newman University,” said President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. “Clearly the message is spreading that Newman offers high quality academic programs, excellent professors who care about their students’ success, a values-based educational experience and dedication to service, and a rich and varied offering of athletics and campus activities – all at an affordable price.”