Brescia University celebrates another year of fall enrollment growth, reporting a total headcount of 1,063 students for the 2015 fall semester.
Last year, Brescia University reported its highest headcount in 46 years, enrolling over 1,000 students for the first time since 1968. This year, enrollment surpasses that number by .37 percent.
“Last year was a pivotal year for as our enrollment surpassed 1, 000,” said Chris Houk, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “This year we could not be happier to report even further growth due to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and community. With the completion of our 5-year strategic plan, we are looking forward to continued growth and to more students calling Brescia University home.”
This enrollment increase makes the ninth consecutive year of undergraduate degree seeking enrollment growth for Brescia University. In fact, the university has seen a 143 percent increase since fall 2006.
Undergraduate degree seeking headcount currently rests at 1,026, up 8 percent from last year. Over 400 students are reported as on ground and nearly 600 are enrolled in BUonline.
Enrollment numbers are fueled by a freshman class of 148 students and 308 total new students, including transfer students.
“We are pleased to announce our ninth consecutive fall semester of growth in our undergraduate degree seeking population,” said Fr. Larry Hostetter, President. “What we offer students is more than a diploma, it’s a quality educational experience in a holistic learning environment where students thrive; we call this the Brescia Difference. I want to thank each of our faculty and staff members for their hard work and for being a living testimony of how we can make a difference in the lives of others. And a special thank you to all those who are involved with the recruitment of our student that allow us to attain our strategic goals in a sustainable way.”
There are currently students from a total of eight foreign countries enrolled at Brescia University, as well as 48 states. Of the 447 students from Kentucky, 154 represent Daviess County.