September 8, 2010
Fort Wayne, Ind.—Indiana Tech has passed two significant enrollment milestones thanks to increases in both traditional and non-traditional students.
Enrollment of traditional students at the Fort Wayne campus is 1,025 for the fall semester, breaking a goal of reaching 1,000. With more than 4,400 non-traditional students enrolling in the College of Professional Studies this year, the total enrollment for the university has surpassed the 5,000-student milestone.
“For several years now we’ve looked at 1,000 traditional students and 5,000 total students as important benchmarks,” said President Arthur E. Snyder, “We’ve enjoyed tremendous growth over the past five years or so to reach those goals.
The enrollment growth has been achieved through strategic initiatives to become more comprehensive in both the range of degree programs offered and the ways in which those programs are delivered. Recently added degree programs include bachelor’s degrees in education, criminal justice, biomedical engineering, software engineering, energy engineering, and organizational leadership; master’s degrees in organizational leadership, engineering management, and police administration; and a Ph.D. program in global leadership. Since the debut of online classes in fall 2006 the scope of courses and degrees offered online has grown dramatically, while the College of Professional Studies continues to develop satellite campuses in areas of high demand.
“Reaching those enrollment milestones is certainly something to celebrate, but it’s also a signal that it’s time once again to assess what our future holds,” Snyder said. “We pride ourselves on being small enough to focus on building relationships with students and giving them personal attention. We don’t want to outgrow that.”
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