DWU Enrollment At An All-Time High
by KDLT News
August 30, 2013 12:48 PM
Enrollment at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell is at an all-time high.
DWU's enrollment for the 2013 fall semester is looking to be the highest it has ever been with 873 enrolled students, 170 of those freshmen. This year's enrollment surpasses the university's all-time record in 1966 of 850 students.
Final numbers for enrollment and retention won't be in until later into September but going by current numbers DWU's retention of freshman students has reached 77 percent, which is a 20 percent jump from five years ago.
Retention is calculated by the number of the previous year's freshmen who returned as sophomores.
President Amy Novak says it has to do a lot with the new state-of-the-art science facility and the fact that the majority of students are majoring in the sciences or medical fields.