Date: August 30, 2006
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PNC Sets Enrollment and Credit Hour Records
. . . marking the fifth consecutive year that the campus has registered a record number of full-time students.
WESTVILLE - Purdue University North Central set all-time enrollment and credit hour records this fall.
The 2007 – 2008 academic year opened Monday, Aug. 20 with a record 3,904 students enrolled in a record 41,093 credit hours for the fall semester.
This represents a 4.83 percent increase in students and a 3.98 percent increase in credit hours over the fall semester of 2006.
PNC students include 2,313 full-time students, marking the fifth consecutive year that the campus has registered a record number of full-time students.
Undergraduate students are taking an average of 10.6 credit hours each. In addition, the number of first-time freshman enrolled is 804, an 11 percent jump from fall semester 2006. The average PNC undergraduate student is 25 years old. There are 1,626 males and 2,278 females enrolled.
PNC has 89 graduate students, with 74 students enrolled in its Master of Business Administration program, offered at PNC – Porter County in Valparaiso. PNC graduate students have an average age of 34 years old.
“Once again, many students from Northwest Indiana are choosing to earn their Purdue degrees at Purdue North Central. PNC offers students a broad range of academic programs, plus a variety of minors. Many students who earned their associate degrees at Ivy Tech Community College have enrolled in one of PNC’s bachelor’s degree programs,” said Chancellor James B. Dworkin. “We also have a successful MBA program offered at PNC – Porter County in Valparaiso.”
PNC – Porter County also offers a full schedule of undergraduate programs. This semester, 668 students are enrolled in classes there, a sizeable increase from last fall.
The largest number of students, 846, list Valparaiso as home, 631 are from LaPorte and 526 are from Michigan City. Chesterton is home to 248 students and 296 are from Portage. Most of the remaining students give home addresses in rural LaPorte, Porter, Starke, St. Joseph, Jasper, Pulaski and Marshall counties. There are 1,603 students from LaPorte County, 1,581 students from Porter County, 163 from Starke County and 215 from Lake County.