Trine’s enrollment climbs higher

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Your alma mater’s enrollment numbers are continuing to climb, and administrators are especially pleased to project that the Allen School of Engineering & Technology will see its largest student enrollment in 30 years this fall.

Our School of Professional Studies, which serves working professionals, is also anticipating at least 3 percent growth this fall, which would bring Trine’s total enrollment to nearly 2,400 students, the highest in the school’s history.

We have been recognized as the fastest–growing private institution in the state over the last five years with 68 percent growth, and it looks as though our efforts to grow and diversify our student body are paying off.

Alumni and friends – you – played a significant role in increasing our enrollment. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, we gifted more than $20 million in institutional aid to quality students. For the 2012–2013 academic year, according to the financial aid office, each student is receiving an average gift (from all sources) of $22,549, dropping the cost to roughly $5,000 per year or $7,200 per year for engineering students. We are excited to have such dedicated donors who make scholarships possible for our deserving students. When you take into account scholarships, grants and institutional aid, our average cost can be less than the cost of an education at public universities such as Indiana, Purdue, Ball State and Indiana State.

The success of our alumni also can be seen as a reason for the increase. In 2011, 91 percent of our graduates found meaningful employment or entered graduate school within six months of graduation. This year, Trine’s administration expects a higher job–placement rate, as companies continue to recruit students on campus and offer internship and co–op opportunities. Additionally, more graduates are pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees at prestigious institutions across the country.

Our numbers indicated that students are continuing to see the benefits of a quality, affordable Trine education. We hope to continue to impact the community, students and their families in meaningful ways.