Date: January 25, 2010
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Purdue North Central Spring Enrollment Sets Record
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central continues its five-year trend of breaking its enrollment records this spring semester.
PNC enrolled a spring-semester record of 4,440 students, a 15 percent increase over last spring. Another spring semester record was shattered as students are taking a total of 45,391 credit hours, an increase of 15 percent over spring semester of 2009. Since 2005, PNC spring semester enrollment headcount has increased 38.2 percent - a total of 1,227 students.
The number of full-time students continues to grow, with 2,524 full-time students taking 12 or more credit hours of classes. This semester, PNC minority enrollment numbered 587 students, 13.2 percent of the overall student body.
Enrollment at PNC - Porter County in Valparaiso continues to increase significantly with 698 students enrolled in 3,457 credit hours, compared to 606 students, enrolled in a total of 3,111 credit hours of last spring.
“Each semester, our student enrollment continues to grow. We have a number of ambitious initiatives underway that are attracting students to Purdue North Central,” said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. One example is our concurrent enrollment programs that allow high-achieving high school students the opportunity to earn PNC credits while in high school. Our four-year engineering program and our new degrees in Social Work and Early Childhood Education have been great new additions to our academic offerings. We welcome both traditional and non-traditional students who want to earn a world-class Purdue education at PNC.
More information about becoming a student at PNC can be obtained by visiting the campus Web site at www.pnc.edu or by calling 785-5200, ext. 5505.