Mount Mercy Sees Growth in New Freshmen, Graduate Enrollment
By Diane Heldt, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Mount Mercy University's total enrollment saw a slight decline this fall after a record last year, but the school this fall saw increases in freshman enrollment, graduate and full-time student enrollment, officials said Tuesday.
Mount Mercy's freshman enrollment grew 5 percent this fall, with 157 full-time freshmen and 510 new undergraduate students. Overall enrollment this fall is 1,810, down slightly from last year's record of 1,824 students.
Graduate programs are serving 297 students, and the number of students enrolled at Mount Mercy on a full-time basis increased to 1,125. Enrollment in adult accelerated programs remained steady, with 116 new students.
"We had a record-setting number of transfer students enroll last spring in addition to the freshman student increase this fall," Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions Scott Baumler said. "I'm excited to be able to maintain and build upon the good foundation we have established and carry the university's mission forward."
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