Emory & Henry College Enrolls the Largest Number of Undergraduate Students in Nearly 20 Years

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John W. Dysart
The Dysart Group


Emory & Henry College increased its student population more than 2% by enrolling the largest number of undergraduate students in nearly 20 years.  The total enrollment continues the remarkable growth at the institution over the last three years.  The growth has occurred while increasing diversity.

The College continues it emphasis on an enrollment management plan that emphasizes communication with prospective students and a financial aid operation the provides access and affordability.

Under the leadership of Dr. John Wells, the institution has made significant enhancements to the physical plant, co-curricular activities and academic programming.

  • The total number of students living in the residence halls grew by 5% this year with introduction of a new apartment complex to house 96 students. Students residing in the new facility enjoy private patios or balconies and impressive amenities.
  • The move to NCAA Division II athletics has enhanced the profile of the College.
  • A new, hybrid MBA program was launched this year.
  • A new School of Nursing has been introduced.
  • New degree offerings in Clinical Mental Health and Addiction Counseling
  • The College established a new Center for Outdoor Studies.
  • The College invested in new Centers for Student Success and Career and Professional Development.
  • Emory & Henry built a new multi-sport complex for track and field, soccer and lacrosse.

The commitment to infrastructure and student development has resulted in 95% of the graduates at Emory & Henry College employed or pursuing graduate studies.

The College has contributed significantly to the economic development of the local area.  A recent economic impact study demonstrated $96 million in support of the surrounding region.

Emory & Henry College has successfully shown that a state-of-the-art recruitment and financial aid operation combined with investments in academic programming, co-curricular offerings, the physical plant and student outcomes can fuel significant growth even with economic downturns and demographic challenges.

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