Another Record Enrollment at Grand View, 31% Increase in Residential Students
Grand View University announced a 6.8% increase in full-time enrollment this year – to 1,801 students. The total number of students is now 2,229. This is another record year for the university in both full-time and total enrollment, as well as Grand View’s largest freshmen class in history.
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 tennis, competitive cheer, and men’s volleyball – 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 801 students living on campus, a 31% increase over last year. To accommodate the growing enrollment demand, work on a new four-story residence building began last spring. The new apartment-style building was completed in the summer and is at capacity, housing 232 students.
According to Grand View president Kent Henning, “We’ll continue to look at investment in new student-centered facilities, especially housing, to accommodate our expanding residential population. As we enroll even more out-of-state and international students, the demand will increase further. Students want to engage fully in campus life and be part of community, because it’s integral to their education and growth as citizens.”