Jan. 26, 2004
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
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Purdue North Central Spring Enrollment
WESTVILLE Purdue University North Central continues
its trend of enrolling record numbers of full-time students
for spring semester.
This semester sees 57 percent of its students taking 12 or
more credit hours of classes, a spring semester record. In
turn, PNC students set a campus spring semester record, taking
an average of 10.2 credit hours each. This comes of the heels
of the overall record set this fall semester, of 58.5 percent
of the PNC student population considered to be full-time students;
with all PNC students averaging a fall semester record 10.3
credit hours. Last spring, 53 percent of PNC students were
considered to be full time, averaging 9.8 credit hours.
Overall, PNC has 3,196 students taking a total of 32,682
credit hours. The number of students is down about 5.39 percent
from last spring and credit hours are down about 1.9 percent.
Jeff Jones, PNC assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management,
acknowledged that this areas struggling economy may
have kept some students out of classrooms, but he encouraged
all potential students to consider higher education.
A college education is the best investment a person
can make, said Jones. Many more job opportunities
await college graduates and those already employed will see
the potential for advancement. Our financial aid department
will work with all students to help ensure they receive the
financial aid they are eligible for, plus our career services
personnel are available to assist with job search and job
More information about becoming a student at PNC can be obtained
by visiting the campus Web site at www.pnc.edu or by calling
1-800-872-1231, ext. 5505.