Trine enrollment reaches all-time high

Once again, Trine University has broken its enrollment record.

This fall, Trine will enroll approximately 2,200 students, which represents a 5.2 percent overall enrollment increase since August 2010.  School officials attribute the growth to a large freshman class and improved retention among upperclassmen.

“Trine’s faculty, staff and coaches have been instrumental in our continued enrollment growth, as well as a recent investment of $75 million in capital improvements and additions and enhancements to academic programs and student services,” said Trine president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D. “Further, the execution of an aggressive retention plan has aided us in assisting students to achieve successful completion of their degrees.”

The main campus enrollment is projected at about 1,650 students, which represents a 2 percent increase over fall 2010 numbers.  The office of admission expects 1,060 students to live in campus housing, which is a 4 percent increase since 2010.

Due, in part, to Trine’s growing community partnerships, online course offerings through Trine Virtual Campus and collaborations with other higher education institutions, Trine’s School of Professional Studies is projecting growth this fall.

According to the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) 2010 Fact Book, over the last five years, Trine has become the fastest growing independent university among the state’s 31 ICI member institutions.

The university will increase its amount of institutional aid, even given the rapid enrollment growth it has experienced in the past decade. More than $19 million in aid will go to 98 percent of Trine’s students this fall. U.S. News and World Report ranks Trine among top colleges and universities whose students graduate with the least debt and who receive the most need-based aid.