Date: Jan. 24, 2008
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Purdue North Central Spring Enrollment Sets Record
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central continues its trend of breaking its enrollment records this spring semester.
PNC enrolled a spring-semester record 3,650 students, an increase of 6.07 percent over last spring. Of that total, 87 students are in graduate programs, including 77 students enrolled in the PNC Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The MBA program grew by 12 students.
Another spring semester record was shattered as students are taking a total of 37,480 credit hours, an increase of 4.83 percent over the previous high of 35,752 credit hours set in the spring of 2007.
The number of full-time students continues to remain high, with 2,075 full-time students taking 12 or more credit hours of classes. This semester, PNC minority enrollment numbered 546 students, 14.9 percent of the overall student body.
Enrollment at PNC - Porter County in Valparaiso grew to 638 students, enrolled in a total of 3,264 credit hours.
“Each semester, the student enrollment at Purdue North Central continues to grow, and the total number of student credit hours increases as well. PNC opened its Westville campus in September 1967 with 1,200 students and enrollment has increased steadily since then as Northwest Indiana residents choose to earn their Purdue degrees from Purdue North Central,” said Chancellor James B. Dworkin.
More information about becoming a student at PNC can be obtained by visiting the campus Web site at www.pnc.edu or by calling 800-872-1231, ext. 5505.