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Southern Experiences Record Enrollment for 10th Consecutive Year

According to Jennifer Meyer, writing Southern’s News:

Enrollment at Southern Adventist University is at a record high for the 10th year in a row. The university welcomed 2,891 students at the beginning of the fall 2009 semester. An incoming class of 603 freshmen makes the second highest freshmen class ever. This year also marks the university’s 14th successive year of continuous growth.

“For the university to achieve enrollment growth despite the uncertain economic times is a testament to the value of the Christian education and environment we offer,” says President Gordon Bietz.

Total enrollment for this semester is up by 114 students from last year at this time, showing a 4 percent increase. The graduate program grew by 41 students.

“Our master’s degrees in nursing, business, counseling, religion, and education are very convenient for the working professional and are a popular option for those who are looking for a Christian graduate school,” says Marc Grundy, associate vice president for Marketing and Enrollment Services.

Southern’s student body includes students from all 50 states and more than 50 foreign countries. More than 200 international students are enrolled this fall.

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