Trine fall 2021 enrollment shatters record

Trine University is serving 5,467 students this fall, more than 200 above its previous enrollment record.

“We are proud that an increasing number of students continue to choose Trine University as the pathway to their career and life goals,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. “Our combination of personal attention, practical experience, state-of-the-art facilities and job placement is second to none, and we will keep working hard to provide this unparalleled service as our numbers grow and our programs expand.”

The record enrollment is fueled by growth across multiple programs, locations and platforms.

The university saw growth in the number of new students from 2020, with main campus enrollment matching last year’s record. Trine’s Franks School of Education and Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences both saw enrollment increases.

Now serving more than 200 students, enrollment in the Franks School of Education has increased nearly 150% over the last five years.

The university also saw about 7% growth in programs at its College of Health Professions (CHP) in Fort Wayne. The CHP includes Trine University’s first doctoral degree program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, as well as Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Associate in Applied Science in surgical technology and RN-to-BSN, which graduated its first students this past summer.

The CHP will launch Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology programs in 2022.

An increasing number of students are enrolled in TrineOnline programs this fall. Enrollment in graduate programs, in particular, has been buoyed by interest from international students.

Last Updated: 10/07/2021