January 25, 2005
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Purdue North Central Spring Enrollment Sets Record
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central continues its trend of enrolling record numbers of full-time students for spring semester.
This semester sees 58.6 percent of PNC students taking 12 or more credit hours of classes, which breaks the spring semester record of 57 percent that was set just last year. In turn, PNC students also broke the campus spring semester record established in 2004, taking an average of 10.4 credit hours each this spring, compared to 10.2 in 2004.
Another spring semester record was established as students enrolled in 33,401 credit hours, shattering the previous high of 33,329 credit hours set in the Spring of 2003.
These record numbers come on the heels of the overall campus record set this fall semester when 59.5 percent of the PNC student population was considered to be full-time students; with all PNC students averaging a fall semester record 10.43 credit hours.
Overall, PNC has 3,212 students, an increase of 16 from last spring.
“We are pleased to see that full-time students are choosing to earn their degrees from Purdue North Central,” said Chancellor James B. Dworkin. “Our students know that they will receive a world-class education and earn a Purdue degree that is recognized worldwide. In recent years, we have increased the number of bachelor’s degrees offered, giving our students more program choices."
In terms of gender, PNC has 1,865 females and 1,347 males. More information about becoming a student at PNC can be obtained by visiting the campus Web site at www.pnc.edu or by calling 800-872-1231, ext. 5505.