Date: Sept. 10, 2009
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PNC Sets Enrollment and Credit Hour Records
WESTVILLE - Purdue University North Central set all-time enrollment and credit hour records this fall. The 2009 – 2010 academic year opened Monday, Aug. 24 with a record 4,463 students enrolled in a record 46,594 credit hours for the fall semester.
This represents a 5 percent increase in students and a 5 percent increase in credit hours over the fall semester of 2008.
PNC students include 2,761 full-time students, marking the seventh consecutive year that the campus has registered a record number of full-time students.
Undergraduate students are taking an average of 10.6 credit hours each. In addition, the number of first-time freshmen enrolled is 804, an 8 percent jump from fall semester 2008. The average PNC undergraduate student is 25 years old. There are 1,919 males and 2,544 females enrolled. PNC has 1,835 students from LaPorte County and 1,773 students from Porter County .
“We are happy to welcome a record number of students to Purdue North Central. At PNC our students will find an environment that is conducive to learning with small classes, individual attention, personalized student services and concerned faculty who are committed to academic excellence,” said Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “Students know that PNC has a well-earned reputation for academic excellence.”
According to Lawrence Barrett, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services, “PNC is a fast growing four-year university that has seen its student population increase by 27 percent since 2005 and a 28 percent increase in credit hours. We welcome students from throughout Northwest Indiana to our Westville and Porter County sites.”
PNC has 68 students enrolled in its Saturday Master of Business Administration program, offered at
PNC – Porter County in Valparaiso .
PNC – Porter County also offers a full schedule of undergraduate programs. This semester, 655 students are enrolled in 3,394 credit hours of classes there, an 11 percent increase from last fall.