2007
Benedictine University experiences a 16 percent increase in total enrollment

Benedictine University experiences a 16 percent increase in total enrollment
October 19, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

More than 4,500 students are enrolled in the undergraduate, graduate and adult programs at Benedictine University for the Fall 2007 term, school officials announced recently. The total enrollment of 4,573 students represents a more than 16 percent increase over the Fall 2006 enrollment of 3,924. “That so many students choose Benedictine University reflects on our quality academic programs, our athletic programs, our student activities and the Benedictine community in general,” said Kari Gibbons, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management. “So many people contributed to make this happen.” Benedictine University has 1,958 full-time undergraduate students (compared to 1,692 in 2006) and 1,035 part-time undergraduate students (compared to 965 one year ago) for a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,993 students. Benedictine also has 511 full-time graduate students (compared to 275 one year ago) and 1,069 part-time graduate students (compared to 968 a year ago) for a total graduate enrollment of 1,580 students. The figures do not include students enrolled in Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Science in Management Information Systems (M.S.M.I.S.) programs in China.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.