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Brescia University has highest enrollment in nearly 50 years

Enrollment has increased nine straight years

OWENSBORO, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2015) — Brescia University this fall has its highest enrollment in nearly 50 years, with 1,063 students on campus. Last year, Brescia surpassed 1,000 students for the first time since 1968. It is also the ninth straight year that enrollment numbers have increased. The school has seen a 143 percent increase in students since 2006.

brescia“Last year was a pivotal year for as our enrollment surpassed 1,000,” said Chris Houk, vice president for enrollment management. “This year we could not be happier to report even further growth due to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and community. With the completion of our 5-year strategic plan, we are looking forward to continued growth and to more students calling Brescia University home.”

Undergraduate degree seeking headcount currently rests at 1,026, up 8 percent from last year. More than 400 students are reported as on ground and nearly 600 are enrolled in BUonline.

Enrollment numbers are fueled by a freshman class of 148 students and 308 total new students.

“We are pleased to announce our ninth consecutive fall semester of growth in our undergraduate degree seeking population,” said Fr. Larry Hostetter, Brescia President.  “What we offer students is more than a diploma, it’s a quality educational experience in a holistic learning environment where students thrive; we call this the Brescia Difference. I want to thank each of our faculty and staff members for their hard work and for being a living testimony of how we can make a difference in the lives of others. And a special thank you to all those who are involved with the recruitment of our student that allow us to attain our strategic goals in a sustainable way.”

There are currently students from a total of eight foreign countries and 48 states. Of the 447 students from Kentucky, 154 represent Daviess County.