FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 19, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
Fall enrollment hits an all-time high
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For eight years in a row, Slippery Rock University has seen enrollment grow. This year's 15th-day benchmark saw 8,325 students enrolled, an increase of 1.2 percent compared to last year.
Official enrollment numbers reported to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Monday show SRU continuing a steady and planned growth.
"Once again, we are pleased to have hit our enrollment target," said President Robert Smith in announcing the 2007-08 enrollment figures. "Our growth is testimony to the continued efforts we have undertaken to increase the value of a Slippery Rock University education and to the dedicated work of faculty and staff in ensuring our programs meet the rigorous demands of accrediting bodies that set national academic standards."
Undergraduate enrollment stands at 7,585, with graduate enrollment at 740 for the 2007-08 academic year. Total enrollment last year was 8,230. Monday's figures show 4,749 women enrolled fall semester, up from 4,682 a year ago, and 3,576 men, up from 3,548 a year ago.
Credit hours also increased 1.12 percent for a total of 115,893 hours for the semester.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.