Date: Jan. 29, 2013
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Purdue University North Central Spring Enrollment
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central has enrolled a total of 5,533 students this spring semester. This includes 3,176 core undergraduate students, 60 graduate students and 2,297 students in the Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit program. PNC students are enrolled in a total of 48,610 credit hours.
This spring, PNC enrolled a spring-semester record 2,312 bachelor's degree-seeking students in its 22 bachelor's degree programs.
“We welcome our spring semester students to Purdue University North Central. We are thrilled that 85 percent of the first-time, full-time degree-seeking students who attended PNC during the fall semester, have returned for spring semester classes,” said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “These students are certainly on track to finish their degrees on time and they will enter an extremely competitive global job market with a Purdue degree that will open doors for them.”
The Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit program allows high-achieving high school students the opportunity to earn PNC credits while in high school. It continues to be an extremely popular option for students in 43 high schools in Porter, LaPorte, Lake, Starke and other Northwest Indiana counties. This spring enrollment grew to 2,297 students who are enrolled in 11,101 credit hours.
Students enrolled in the Dual Credit Program will enter college with the credit hours that they earned in high school and will already have a head start on their college education. Generally, these students will be able to graduate sooner and accumulate less debt.
There are 47 graduate students pursuing their Master's of Business Administration degrees at PNC – Porter County.
More information about becoming a student at PNC can be obtained by visiting the campus Web site at www.pnc.edu or by calling 785-5200, ext. 5505.