WWU Increases Student Enrollment

Sixth Highest Enrollment in University History

Returning and new students catch up after convocation at the University Church.

Student enrollment is up nearly 6 percent at Walla Walla University this year—1,940 students are enrolled for the fall 2012 quarter session, compared with last year’s 1,831 students.  The increase of 109 students makes this year’s enrollment the sixth highest enrollment in the history of the university.

Contributing to the increase is another large freshman class, numbering 394 first-time freshmen, and a strong 83% retention rate of last year’s large freshman class. The School of Engineering received the largest percentage of incoming freshmen with 60 students.

"We are pleased to welcome all of our students to the Walla Walla University campus," says Steve Rose, WWU interim president.  "We have worked diligently to be a top-choice school for anyone who desires an exceptional Seventh-day Adventist college education. It’s exciting to see so many capable and committed students join our university family.”  

“Walla Walla University is a community of faith and discovery committed to excellence in thought, generosity in service, beauty in expression and faith in God,” Rose adds. “Our campus community has always been close-knit and very active, but this year you can sense extra excitement and energy from our students, faculty, and staff. We are truly blessed.”

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