Winthrop Experiences Second Year of Incremental Enrollment Growth
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Winthrop Experiences Second Year of Incremental Enrollment Growth

October 24, 2016

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bullet point For the second straight year, Winthrop has seen an increase in student enrollment.
bullet point The university added 78 additional students to its enrollment for fall 2016, a 1.3 percent increase over fall 2015.

/uploadedImages/news/Articles/President-Mahony-Headshot.jpg President Dan Mahony /uploadedImages/news/Articles/Prieto_Eduardo_hs2.gif Eduardo Prieto

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - For the second straight year, Winthrop University has seen an increase in student enrollment.

The university added 78 additional students to its enrollment for fall 2016, a 1.3 percent increase over fall 2015. The growth brings Winthrop's undergraduate population to 5,091 and graduate students to 1,018 for the fall.

"This is great news for us, and I'm proud of the fact that we have, for the second straight year, continued to grow our enrollment within a very competitive higher education environment," said President Dan Mahony. "The first goal in our recently announced strategic plan addresses both enrollment and retention. While we definitely want to bring in more students, increasing our already solid retention rates in order to further improve on-time graduation rates for our students is equally important, as that will help students and their families save money and decrease debt."

Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management Eduardo Prieto noted that the Rock Hill institution is emerging as an educational destination for more and more students looking for a welcoming community as well as engaging academic and student life experiences.

"This is a tribute to our entire campus community for providing an atmosphere that students feel both comfortable and challenged to grow academically and personally," Prieto said. "Although Access and Enrollment Management is tasked with leading the charge, it truly takes a total team effort in recruitment and retention matters."

For more information, please contact Monica Bennett, director of communications, at bennettm@winthrop.edu or 803/323-2236.


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