ASUN sets enrollment record | News
Arkansas State University-Newport announced Monday its Spring 2013 enrollment set a new record.
According to a news release, the enrollment of 2,160 surpassed the previous record of 2,102 set during the Fall 2011 semester:
“Obviously, we are very pleased with our enrollment numbers for the Spring 2013 semester,” said ASUN Chancellor Dr. Larry Williams. “Traditionally, our higher enrollment numbers have come during the fall terms, so raising the bar higher during the spring term is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and faculty, and to the quality and quantity of programs offered here at ASU-Newport.”
“Much of our growth can be attributed to an emphasis by all of our staff and faculty on student retention, and for their emphasis on utilizing the PACE Grant to enhance student success,” Williams continued.
The PACE Grant was awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Labor to accelerate certification and degree programs by restructuring higher education, enabling students to meet the needs of specifically targeted industries of Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare. PACE is made up of a consortium of all 22 two-year colleges in the state of Arkansas.
Information provided by Van Provence, Arkansas State University-Newport