27% increase in new students for spring semester
Friday, January 25, 2008
CANTON, Mo. – As of “census day,” Culver-Stockton has 27 percent more new students on campus than on the same day in Spring 2007.
This is the second consecutive spring semester to see a jump in new students starting at Culver-Stockton in the spring semester. In January 2006, 32 new students enrolled for the spring semester; in 2007, 37; and this year in 2008, 47.
“We are pleased to see this steady growth in the number of new students coming to campus for the spring semester,” said C-SC President William L. Fox. “We are even more pleased to see that those students are from a variety of states and pursuing a variety of majors, which helps us maintain the diversity that is essential to the college experience.
Of the new students, seven are beginning their freshman year and the remaining students transferred to C-SC from various colleges across the country – the largest group of second-semester transfer students in three years. The new students are equally divided between male and female students and come from seven states – California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada and Wisconsin. Three students have undeclared majors, and the rest are divided among 19 majors with the most popular being nursing, business, criminal justice, elementary education, psychology, physical/health education and sports management. Nearly three-fourths of the new students live on campus, with the remainder commuting.
Melik Peter Khoury, vice president for enrollment management and college marketing, said the college is also experiencing a 25 percent increase in the number of online students in the Connected Campus program, with 20 enrolled for this spring semester compared to 16 enrolled in Spring 2007.
“These strong spring numbers take Culver-Stockton in the right direction,” Khoury said. “Sustaining or increasing enrollment in the spring is key to growing our campus over the next five years and achieving the goals of our strategic plan.”
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