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10-2-12 Kettering College eclipses enrollment record again
Fifth consecutive year of increase
Kettering, Ohio (Sept. 27) – With a total of 981 students enrolled for fall semester, Kettering College has posted its highest opening enrollment in the 45-year history of the school. The number eclipses the previous high of 938 that was set at the start of the 2011-12 school year. This is the fifth consecutive year that the College has topped its previous best opening enrollment numbers.
According to the school’s final opening report, 563 full-time and 418 part-time (three-quarter-time or less) students had registered for fall classes, for an overall count that was 43 more than in 2011.
“In general, this enrollment record can be attributed to the good standing that Kettering College enjoys in the Miami Valley,” said Victor Brown, dean for enrollment management and student affairs. “More specifically, we’ve seen an increase in students entering the online bachelor’s degree completion in health sciences. Also, the new three-year pre-licensure nursing degree has been very successful in attracting students to enter the program, and more students are taking prerequisites to qualify to enter.
“One other contributor to our numbers is the final group of associate degree nursing students that are completing their course of study. Once these students graduate, we’ll no longer be offering this associate degree option.”
Kettering College had 510 students at the start of the 2000-01 academic year – the same year current president Charles Scriven was hired. Since then, the school has nearly doubled in attendance.
About Kettering College
Kettering College is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education. A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.
Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit.