President Patricia McGuire announced that Trinity’s fall 2012 enrollment is 2,663 students in all degree programs and in all four schools, an all-time high for the university. This marks the sixth year in a row that Trinity has posted a record enrollment.
Since 2000, Trinity’s enrollment has more than doubled. In her Fall President’s Newsletter, President McGuire noted that the enrollment growth is a key element in “Trinity’s continuing remarkable story…This great success includes more than 1,000 students in our historic women’s college, still Trinity College, also called the College of Arts and Sciences – the largest women’s college enrollment in Trinity’s history.” Trinity’s women’s college enrollment has nearly tripled since 1990 and more than doubled since 2000.
Trinity’s fall enrollment includes 730 new students in all programs. Total enrollment for the School of Professional Studies is 945; for the School of Education, 434; and for the School of Nursing and Health Professions, 247.
Among the new students in the university this fall, 345 are young women enrolling as freshmen and transfer students in the College of Arts and Sciences — the historic women’s college. These students have several interesting characteristics:
- The new students range in age from 17 to 40; 72% identify as African American, 16% as Hispanic.
- 52% are D.C. residents, with another 38% from Maryland. In addition, others are from Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Connecticut, Mississippi, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada and Texas.
- Religious traditions in the class include Catholic, Baptist and other Christian, Muslim, Hindu and others.
- The new students identify 20 different nations their families call home: Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Pakistan, Honduras, Haiti, New Guinea, Eritrea, Trinidad, Sudan, Senegal, Mexico, Jamaica, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, and of course, the United States.
- These students speak 15 different languages including Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, Creole, Fante, French, Ibo, Krio, Melanesian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tirgrinya, Twi and Urdu.