From yesterday’s Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette:
Grace College enrollment swells
By Kelly Soderlund
Total enrollment and the number of new students increased at Grace College this year:
2006 total enrollment: 1,352
2007 total enrollment: 1,406
2006 new students: 304
2007 new students: 344
Grace College welcomed a record number of new students this year and also increased its total enrollment.
The 344 new students helped beat the previous record set in 2006, when 304 new students enrolled. Total enrollment this year for the Grace campus, including Grace College, Grace Theological Seminary and Grace Graduate School in Counseling and Interpersonal Relations, is 1,406 students, an increase of 54.
“I think the fact that we have a broad number of majors – we have 52 majors at the college – is certainly a factor and the fact that Grace is becoming more selective academically in its admissions practices is attracting better and better students to the college,” said Ken Moyer, dean of enrollment.
The college received a record total of 1,734 applications for the fall 2007 semester.
Moyer thinks students are also paying attention to Grace’s placing in national studies and rankings. U.S. News and World Report named Grace College to its list in the top baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest, and the Princeton Review also recognized the school by naming it one of the Midwest’s best colleges.
Grace College is an evangelical Christian college in Winona Lake.