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Strong enrollment continues into spring semester

Posted: Jan 29, 2013

After 10 days of classes in the spring semester of the 2012–2013 academic year, Olivet reports a total of 4,460 students — the second largest spring semester enrollment in University history. This includes 2,541 traditional undergraduate students — the largest number ever for a spring semester — and 1,919 students enrolled through the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Other notable facts related to the current spring semester count include:
• Largest number of traditional undergraduate transfer students ever
• A retention (returning students from fall semester) rate of 92.8%
• Largest residential student population for any spring semester

The 10-day count is the standard used by colleges and universities nationwide to measure student enrollment. Because it is based on the traditional undergraduate calendar, it does not include those students who will enroll at Olivet during coming weeks through the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

“We point to the power of teamwork in helping our students succeed at Olivet,” said Dr. John C. Bowling, University president. “Our faculty and staff are committed to making higher education a positive, enriching experience for each of them.”

Olivet's School of Education is among the top six largest producers of teachers among all Illinois colleges and universities.