Date: Jan. 27, 2009
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Purdue North Central Spring Enrollment Sets Record
WESTVILLE Purdue University North Central continues its four-year trend of breaking its enrollment records this spring semester.
PNC enrolled a spring-semester record 3,861 students, an increase of 5.5 percent over last spring. Of that total, 87 students are in graduate programs, including 74 students enrolled in the PNC Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
Another spring semester record was shattered as students are taking a total of 39,800 credit hours, an increase of 5.8 percent over the previous high of 37,780 credit hours set in the spring of 2008.
The number of full-time students continues to remain high, with 2,244 full-time students taking 12 or more credit hours of classes. This semester, PNC minority enrollment numbered 509 students, 13.2 percent of the overall student body.
Enrollment at PNC - Porter County in Valparaiso is 606 students, enrolled in a total of 3,111 credit hours.
We are happy to see that with each semester, the student enrollment at Purdue North Central continues to grow. PNC opened its Westville campus in September 1967 with 1,200 students and enrollment has increased steadily since then as Northwest Indiana residents choose to earn their Purdue degrees from Purdue North Central. We have expanded our degree options and enhanced our PNC Porter County facility so that we may continue to offer our students a world-class Purdue education, said PNC Chancellor James B. Dworkin.
More information about becoming a student at PNC can be obtained by visiting the campus Web site at www.pnc.edu or by calling
219-785-5200 ext. 5505.