Trine University posts enrollment growth for summer classes
Enrollment at Trine University has been off the charts and the figures for summer follow that trend.
The number of students taking summer courses increased by 66 percent on Trine’s main campus. During the summer months, students from Trine and other colleges take classes in shorter sessions of three, six and 12 weeks. More than 100 classes provide students an opportunity to catch up or take extra classes while still being able to enjoy summer activities.
This year, 546 students are taking summer classes on the main campus, compared to 329 last year. Also, more students are taking classes in Trine’s School of Professional Studies with 420 this summer compared to 377 in summer 2014.
“Summer classes offered at discount are a tradition at Trine and an educational service we are proud to provide,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. “A number of Trine students take the classes and graduate early while area college students often take classes here to catch up while they’re at home for the summer.”
The classes are offered in traditional face-to-face setting, online or a combination of both. Classes offered online enable students to take courses remotely at any time from any location. The last six-week session is June 29 to Aug. 8 and students may register for classes through June 29. For more information, visit trine.edu/getahead.
Looking ahead to fall, Trine is again prepared for 600+ new students. Last year, enrollment growth of 50 percent swelled the main campus to 1,700 students and this year it could grow to 2,000. To help accommodate this growth, Trine is building Larry and Judy Reiners Residence Hall to house 170 students; it is scheduled to open in August.
“Trine’s reputation for small class sizes and preparing students for successful careers is part of the reason for growth,” said Stuart D. Jones, Ph.D., vice president for enrollment management. “When students and their families visit campus, they typically comment on the friendliness of faculty, the caliber of coaches and competitive athletics, and the beautifully maintained campus. All of these elements are top considerations for students who choose Trine.”