September 9, 2016     


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              ENMU-Roswell is enjoying an 8 percent enrollment increase so far this fall semester. Data reports on both the student headcount and the number of credit hours taken show significant increases over fall 2015 at the same time. Headcount as of September 8 is at 2887, up 8.15 percent from last fall. Student credit hours (SCH) total 24,942, a 6 percent increase from last fall.

            “This is a great start for us and our staff and faculty are working hard to make every student experience here a positive one,” said Dr. John Madden, ENMU-Roswell president. Madden attributes the enrollment increase to the college’s track record of success. “More and more of our local area students are realizing the affordability and quality that ENMU-Roswell offers,” he said. “We have such a wide variety of programs that there is something for every type of student, whether it’s a high school graduate who wants to get a solid background of core courses before transferring to another university or an adult student who wants to find a new career or update his/her skills. Our instruction is personalized and we strive to keep our programs relevant, so students know that the training and education they receive here will give them the skills to succeed in the workforce.”

Current enrollment data reveals some interesting information about the student body. About 480 students are first-time freshman and more than 500 are continuing students. Among students who have designated a major, about 550 are pursuing careers in a healthcare field, more than 600 are enrolled in arts and sciences programs, and about 320 are taking technical education courses. The average age of ENMU-Roswell students is also decreasing. In 2011, the average age was 27. This fall, the average age is 24. More than half of ENMU-Roswell students take classes on a part-time basis. The majority of all students live within Chaves County. Early College High School enrollment on campus is at 120, with 65 new students attending this fall semester. About 650 students are receiving some type of financial aid this fall, with additional aid and scholarships still to be awarded.

            Students will register for additional classes offered through the next few months, so final enrollment figures won’t be available until the end of the semester, December 9.