Another Record Enrollment at Grand View University
Grand View is pleased to announce a 5% increase in full-time enrollment this year – to 1,686 full-time students. The total number of students is now 2,103, a 3% overall increase. This is another record year for the university in both full-time and total enrollment, as well as Grand View’s second largest freshmen class in history. The university has a 6.3% increase in traditional-age students for the 2010-2011 academic year.
According to Debbie Barger, Vice President for Enrollment Management, there are several reasons for the increase. “We attribute our growth to new academic programs, growth in our athletic programs – including the addition of bowling -- as well as new facilities, and a general positive interest and increased awareness,” comments Barger. “There is a lot happening right now at Grand View.”
Grand View is also an increasingly residential campus with a record-breaking number of students living on campus. All campus housing facilities are full, with 611 students living on campus, an 8.5% increase over last year. To accommodate the growing enrollment demand, ground work on a new four-story residence building began in late spring. The new apartment-style building will be completed in the fall of 2011, and will house 232 students.
According to Grand View president Kent Henning, “As we invest in new facilities like the new housing, we have become more attractive to the students who want to attend college full time and engage fully in campus life.”