Date: January 20, 2006
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Purdue North Central Spring Enrollment Sets Record
James B. Dworkin, Chancellor
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central continues its trend of breaking its enrollment records this spring semester.
A spring semester record was established as PNC students enrolled in 34,543 credit hours, shattering the previous high of 33,401 credit hours set in the spring of 2005.
Overall, PNC has 3,361 students, an increase of 149 from last spring. Of that total, 50 students are enrolled in the PNC Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
The number of full-time students continues to remain high, with 1,967 full-time students, or 58.5 percent of the student population taking 12 or more credit hours of classes, an increase of 102 full-time students over last spring. In addition, the number of part-time students increased to 1,394 students, 47 more than spring 2005.. This semester, 1,968 of PNC students are female, 1,393 are male.
“This semester’s enrollment numbers clearly indicate that many students in Northwest Indiana are choosing to earn their degrees from Purdue North Central. We are pleased to see increases in both the full-time and part-time student populations as both are very important to PNC,” said Chancellor James B. Dworkin. “All of our students know that they will receive a world-class education and earn a Purdue degree that is recognized worldwide. With 85 percent of PNC alumni remaining in Northwest Indiana, we see our alumni in our communities pursuing careers, raising their families and becoming community leaders. “
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.