CPH Enrollment Numbers Increasing
The college has increased its overall enrollment by 127 students. Last fall, the program had 526 undergraduate students within its program. Currently, it has 613 undergraduate students - a 16 percent increase.
The increase in enrollment is partially linked to a new pilot program with the College of Nursing and University College. The program is aimed at students who are not directly admitted to the College of Nursing. It helps students find a career path in healthcare or any other helping profession.
“Our increase in numbers is a result of a purposeful initiative to route students who are interested in careers in the health professions to our college as a way to broaden their awareness of health related fields and develop parallel plans for their careers,” Jennifer Miller, Assistant Dean of Student and Accreditation Services says.
In addition, the graduate program has seen a significant increase in enrollment. The program had 277 students last fall. That number rose to 317 students this semester. This increase is primarily a result from marketing efforts aimed towards the college’s online MPH program. “Online graduate degrees are becoming more and more popular, especially among working professionals who cannot take time out of their work day to attend classes but who want to obtain a graduate degree to advance in their career,” Ken Slenkovich, Assistant Dean of Operations and Community Relations, says.
The College of Public Health welcomes any new students and will continually offer services to direct students down the right career path.