It's a record-breaking Spring for Purdue University North Central. A spring semester record 57-hundred-68 students are enrolled in a spring-semester best of more than 52-thousand credit hours. They also topped their spring number for bachelor's degree-seeking students.
Here are the specifics released by the campus today:
Purdue University North Central has enrolled a spring semester record 5,768 students, who are enrolled in a spring semester record 52,105 credit hours.
The PNC enrollment includes 3,237 core undergraduate students, 38 graduate students and 2,493 students in the Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit program.
This spring, PNC enrolled a spring-semester record 2,528 bachelor's degree-seeking students in its 24 bachelor's degree programs.
"We welcome our spring semester students to Purdue University North Central. Our growing student population is a clear sign that students know that they will receive a quality education at PNC and that they will earn a Purdue degree that will help open the door to a satisfying, rewarding career," said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. "The ever-increasing number of students in the Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit program is a clear indication that students want to get a jump on their degrees and are committed to finishing their degrees on time."
The Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit program allows high-achieving high school students the opportunity to earn PNC credits while in high school. It continues to be an extremely popular option for students in 42 high schools in Porter, LaPorte, Lake, Starke and other Northwest Indiana counties. This spring enrollment grew to 2,493 students who are enrolled in 13,132 credit hours.
Students enrolled in the Dual Credit Program will enter college with the credit hours that they earned in high school and will already have a head start on their college education. Generally, these students will be able to graduate sooner and accumulate less debt.
There are 38 graduate students pursuing their Master's of Business Administration degrees at PNC - Porter County.
More information about becoming a student at PNC can be obtained by visiting the campus Web site at www.pnc.edu or by calling 785-5200, ext. 5505.