UD Increases Enrollment, Improves Student Quality

UD Increases Undergraduate, Graduate Enrollment; Improves Student Quality

As most colleges and universities across America face declining enrollments, UD welcomed its largest freshman class ever this fall 380 students for a seven percent increase over last year. More importantly, however, the university has been able to grow its freshman class while maintaining academic quality. The College of Business similarly reported a significant upswing in graduate program enrollment.

"The University of Dallas is extremely pleased to be enjoying record enrollment gains at a time when private, liberal arts institutions across the country are facing serious enrollment declines," said President Thomas W. Keefe. "Our success indicates the relevance of our programs and the importance of our mission."

As freshman enrollment has increased, academic quality also has moved upward with the Class of 2017's average SAT, a healthy 1221, four points higher than the Class of 2016 and 200 points higher than the national average of 1010. In addition, 13 freshman National Merit Scholars join 59 others now enrolled at the university. UD's 72 total National Merit Scholars represent one of the highest concentrations per capita among Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. With 59 percent of the Class of 2017 coming from outside Texas, the university's distinction as a nationally significant institution remains firmly intact.

Similarly, the College of Business is enjoying an enrollment increase of seven percent compared to the 2012-2013 academic year, due in part to the college's recent accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and two new programs a 30-credit hour master of business administration (MBA) and a master of science (MS) in finance. Fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide achieve AACSB Accreditation.

The university's total fall enrollment stands at 2,598 with 1,218 being graduate students and 1,380 undergraduate. Students transferring to UD as undergraduates were another growth area; that population is 15 percent larger than fall 2012.

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