McMurry shows record growth

McMurry shows record growth

McMurry University Fall 2008 Enrollment Shows Record Growth ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University is reporting its largest total enrollment since 1988 and a record number of new students for the Fall 2008 semester, McMurry officials announced today. McMurry opens the academic year this fall with an enrollment of 1522 total students, up from 1466 last year, a 4.1% increase and the largest enrollment in recent history. ”Significant in our fall enrollment is a 6% increase in our new, fall full time freshmen,” commented Dave Voskuil, Vice President of Enrollment Management. “Our 331 new freshmen, coupled with 138 new fulltime and 43 part-time transfers give us a new student enrollment of 512.” “With an overall Fulltime Enrollment of 1343, an increase of 3% overall from last year, we are excited to kick off the 2008 academic year with the knowledge that the programs offered at McMurry continue to attract students in record numbers,” said Voskuil. “From a residential standpoint, our halls are full as well. Our enrollment growth coupled with a special arrangement with Cisco Junior College allowing students enrolled the opportunity to live on the McMurry campus, has put us at capacity. Currently 31 Cisco students have taken advantage of this special opportunity.” “We are excited to welcome our new freshmen and transfers and welcome back our continuing students as we continue to grow as a University,” said McMurry President Dr. John H. Russell. “These enrollment increases are a tribute to the hard work of our Enrollment Management offices and our faculty and staff, who worked tirelessly to provide high quality programs.”