Date: January 16, 2007
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
Purdue North Central Spring Enrollment Sets Record
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central continues its trend of breaking its enrollment records this spring semester.
A spring semester record was established as PNC enrolled a record 3,441 students, an increase of 2.38 percent over last spring. Of that total, 78 students are in graduate programs, including 65 students enrolled in the PNC Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The MBA program grew by 15 students.
PNC shattered another spring semester record as students are taking a total of 35,752 credit hours, an increase of 3.50 percent over the previous high of 34,543 credit hours set in the spring of 2006.
The number of full-time students continues to remain high, with 2,005 full-time students taking 12 or more credit hours of classes. This semester, PNC minority enrollment numbered 489 students, 14,3 percent of the overall student body.
Enrollment at PNC - Porter County in Valparaiso numbered 465 students, enrolled in a total of 2090 credit hours.
“We are pleased that students in Northwest Indiana continue to choose to earn their degrees from Purdue North Central,” said Chancellor James B. Dworkin. “Students come to PNC for a number of reasons - In recent years we've more than doubled the number of bachelor's degree programs, we've added an MBA degree, our faculty members are knowledgeable in their subject areas and truly interested in their students' success.
“PNC offers a variety of classes at PNC – Porter County , presenting an attractive option. With 80 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.