October 12, 2016
Ephraim, UT – For the ninth year in a row, Snow College has seen an increase in student enrollment. The Utah System of Higher Education released the official numbers for each public college and university today, and Snow’s upward trend continues.
In comparing current numbers to last year, the number of students increased by 239 (headcount), for a net increase of 4.68%. The total headcount is 5,350. Students attending full-time, which is defined as 15 credit hours, also saw a percentage increase of 3.20%, or 125 students (totaling 4,034).
This year also boasts the largest continuing student class Snow College has seen to date. Continuing student is defined as those students who matriculate each subsequent semester without taking off a term. Snow saw 1,653 continuing students this fall, which is 84 more than last year. “We are pleased to see more students choosing Snow and the great opportunities here for them. This is a tribute to our quality faculty and staff who care about students’ success and well-being,” said President Gary Carlston.
Another area of significant growth is the number of high school students utilizing IVC and face-to-face classes to get a jump start on their Snow College education. There are currently 1,631 high school students taking classes through Snow. This is 221 more students than were seen last year. Academic Affairs Vice President Steve Hood said, “We appreciate our faculty who have worked diligently to incorporate new teaching techniques and provide opportunities to students throughout the state. We also appreciate members of the legislature who saw the need for increased access opportunities and helped fund the concurrent enrollment expansion program.”
For more information about The Utah System of Higher Education, please see higheredutah.org