McMurry University Reports Strong Increase in Spring 2018 Enrollment

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, January 26, 2018 2:07 PM
  Archives 2017 - 2018

Abilene, TX

McMurry University is reporting 1029 total students enrolled for the Spring 2018 semester, a 3.4 percent increase in total student enrollment over the 995 students enrolled last Spring, McMurry officials announced today. This is the third consecutive year for spring enrollment increases for the University.

“Building on the success of this past fall and last spring, we continue to grow by retaining students as they progress toward their degree. We also welcomed a large number of new transfer students this semester. Many thanks to our outstanding faculty, staff, and coaches for their dedication to student success,” said David Heringer, vice president for enrollment management.

“One key component of the University’s strategic plan for recruitment and retention is our First Year Seminar program, which is in its second year. This program, which incorporates best practices of retention, was designed so that students would have the opportunity to engage and reflect on complex issues, research open-ended questions and work closely with classmates on creative projects,” said Dr. Cindy Martin, director of the First Year Experience.

The second phase of the University’s strategic plan to improve recruitment and retention will be its entry into the John N. Gardner Institute’s Gateway to Completion (G2C) program beginning in the fall 2018 semester under the direction of McMurry professors Dr. Jori Sechrist and Dr. Martin.

“We are delighted to be selected to participate in John N. Gardner Institutes Gateways to Completion program. Building on the success that resulted from our participation in the Gardner Institute

Foundations of Excellence program, we are excited about the ways in which our participation in the G2C program will further enhance student success at McMurry,” said McMurry Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James W. Hunt. “I know that Dr. Martin and Dr. Sechrist will provide outstanding leadership during our participation in the program and I look forward to the educational transformation that will occur in this process.”

“The continued strong increases in student enrollment reflect the excellent work of our faculty and staff to implement the University’s centennial goal of recruiting, retaining and graduating a diverse and engaged student body with the propensity to learn,” said McMurry University President Dr. Sandra S. Harper. “As we draw nearer to our Centennial in 2023, I am excited at the progress we have made to achieve this success.” 

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