President Patricia McGuire announced that Trinity’s fall 2011 enrollment is 2,555, an all-time high in the history of Trinity. This record enrollment reflects an enrollment growth of 93% since 2001 and an increase of 11% over fall 2010. The fall enrollment includes more than 775 new students in all four schools.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, Trinity’s historic women’s college, 996 students are enrolled. This is the largest women’s college enrollment in Trinity’s history; the women’s college has grown by 135% since 2001. Enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences includes 365 new students; more than 300 students reside on campus in all four residence halls.
Enrollment in the School of Nursing and Health Professions is 205 students – nearly double the enrollment in fall 2010. Trinity launched its nursing program in 2007 and formally established the School of Nursing and Health Professions in fall 2010.
In the School of Professional Studies, 927 students are enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs, an increase over last year’s enrollment of 876. Enrollment in the School of Education is 427, compare to 379 in fall 2010.
In her Fall 2011 newsletter, President McGuire noted that, “Among many factors contributing to Trinity’s enrollment growth, three stand out as the most important drivers of success:
- The impact of the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports, now approaching its tenth year of operation: The Trinity Center has raised Trinity’s visibility in remarkable ways, providing venues that welcome more than 30,000 visitors annually to campus, as well as providing modern, attractive space for our intercollegiate athletic teams and campus wellness and fitness programs.
- Nursing and Health Professions: In recent years, Trinity has added important new programs like criminal justice and international security studies, but no single new program has had a greater impact than nursing. Having achieved great success with nursing, Trinity has now added a baccalaureate degree in exercise science, and in the future will add programs in occupational therapy and other allied health professions.
- Emphasis on student success: The new First Year Experience program in the College of Arts and Sciences has yielded significant improvements in first-to-second year retention, and overall academic success; the School of Professional Studies has instituted similar measures to ensure that students entering college for the first time, or after years away, have the support they need to be successful.”