The 2010-11 Fall enrollment numbers are in, and the news is more than good. WAU is experiencing enrollment not seen since 1990 with a headcount of 1,298. This is a 10.2% increase over 2009’s enrollment of 1,178. “This is a significant milestone for WAU,” says William Jackson, Vice President for Marketing & Recruiting. “Not only are our programs attracting incoming freshmen, but also transfer students from other institutions. Additionally we are retaining our own students at a better rate. It has taken a team effort with recruiting by Enrollment Management, faculty and staff, along with a campus wide emphasis on retention.”
Significant gains over 2009 are seen in transfer students to traditional undergraduate programs—151 this year to 119 in 2009—and in the School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)—the graduate headcount rose by 15.7% from 108 in 2009 to 125 in 2010.
The number of all students carrying a full time load increased by 11.2% and the total full-time equivalents rose 8.8% over last year.
The University is poised to experience another increase in enrollment when four of the in-demand SGPS programs are launched online in January 2011.