Enrollment up at SWU for fall 2016

CENTRAL — At the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year, Southern Wesleyan University again experienced record enrollment.

According to Chad Peters, vice president for enrollment, traditional enrollment is up to 756 full-time equivalent (FTE), representing a six percent increase over enrollment at the beginning of the last academic year. According to Peters, freshmen and transfer students totaled 257.

Also, student housing has reached an all-time high. According to Dr. Joe Brockinton, vice president for student life, 455 students moved into residence halls and apartments on the Central campus – an increase of 32 students over last year this time. To accommodate future growth, Southern Wesleyan has begun construction on a new residence hall, capable of housing 243 students when it opens for the Fall 2017 Semester.

In addition to the traditional program at Central, a total of 932 students are enrolled in adult and graduate studies and online degree programs across the state. Of that number, 358 are enrolled in graduate degree programs and 574 are in undergraduate programs.

“As Southern Wesleyan University fills an incredibly important need in the region, we sense a movement happening at all our campuses and online,” university president Dr. Todd Voss said. “Our focus on being a faith-filled community with a passion to serve, provides a foundation for learning that is truly inspiring. We recognize the need in this State and country for leaders who have the courage and conviction to work hard, stand in the gap and pursue integrity and honor in all vocations, and our SWU grads are doing just that.”

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ.