Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., was cited today in a story about those campuses in northeastern Indiana that is noting growth. In an article in the Fort Wayne, Ind., Journal-Gazette, Grace was at the top of a list of eight area schools with a 5.4 percent increase in enrollment, from 2,185 to 2,303 students. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Some college enrollment sees decline
Strong area economy behind dip in public-school numbers
Several local private universities saw enrollment growth this fall, while the two area public colleges continued on a slight decline.
The decline might have to do with a strong and growing economy in northeast Indiana, said Andrew Welch, a spokesman for Ivy Tech Community College Northeast. The local campus is one of 32 branches of the statewide Ivy Tech system. …
At Grace College, more than 1,250 are on campus, which officials said was a record for on-campus student enrollment. But much of the overall increase is from students taking online courses to complete bachelor’s degrees or enrolling in online master’s programs. For instance, online bachelor’s degree programs for adults grew from 28 students last year to 96 this year. Online graduate studies programs increased from 112 students to 185. …
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