North Carolina Wesleyan Sets Spring Enrollment Record


This fall, Wesleyan topped the 1,000th student mark for the first time in school history and the momentum continues as a record number of new students joined the College this spring. According to Judy Rollins, Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing, 64 new students arrived on campus to begin classes last week.

“Our spring recruitment numbers continue to grow as more and more students find out Wesleyan is a great place to transfer and complete their degrees, stated Wesleyan President Dr. Dewey Clark.  “We are excited our effort to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price is yielding such positive results.”

Rollins shared that more than one third of the new students are college and community college transfers while 13% are former Wesleyan students returning to complete their degrees. Nearly another third are international students representing ten different countries, including Argentina, El Salvador, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Panama, and Venezuela. “This year we had a record number of students who attended one semester of college or community college elsewhere and it didn’t work out,” said Rollins. “We treat those students like first-time freshmen and provide them with support and special programs to get them back on the right path to graduation.”

In 2017, Wesleyan was one of 65 colleges and universities, and the only private college in NC, recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as members of the Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.

Last month the College received approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to offer its first graduate degree – the Master of Science in Criminal Justice. The first cohort of 15 that will begin in March is already filled and applications are being received for the May cohort according to Rollins.

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