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Enrollment up at Shepherd College

December 06, 1996

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd College's head-count and full-time enrollment increased for the fall semester, according to figures released by the State College and University Systems of West Virginia.

Head-count enrollment, which includes all full-time and part-time students, increased by 6.75 percent. The college's head-count enrollment for fall 1996 is 3,845, up 243 from last fall's enrollment of 3,602.

Full-time equivalence enrollment increased 3.51 percent to 2,956, up 100 from last fall's 2,856.

Of the 16 institutions in the university system, Shepherd led in head-count percentage increases. In full-time enrollment percentage increases, Shepherd ranked second behind Marshall University.

"We are pleased with Shepherd's enrollment increases," said Mark Stern, vice president for academic affairs. "The increase in enrollment is due to Shepherd College's increased recognition as a good, quality buy in higher education. It is a small college with many of the advantages of much larger colleges and universities, and this is being increasingly recognized by the public."

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Shepherd is listed in Barron's "300 Best Buys in College Education" and is the only West Virginia school listed in Peterson's "Guide to Competitive Colleges."

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