Emory & Henry College enrollment for the fall of 2014 has jumped 8.2 percent over last year, bringing the total enrollment at the school to more than 1,000 students for the first time since 2005.
The final report on student population for the fall indicates that 1,038 students were enrolled at the College. That number includes 284 freshmen students, a 6.2 percent increase in freshmen students from last year.
Among the new students are 75 transfer students from other institutions, including 30 from Virginia Intermont, compared to 50 overall last year.
The numbers represent a second straight year of enrollment growth for the College. College administrators attribute the growth to the expanding awareness among prospective students that an E&H degree is highly regarded among employers and graduate schools.
Emory & Henry offers a high quality experience along with a very comprehensive financial aid program. Regionally and nationally, Emory & Henry is recognized as a college of great value, which is the result of excellent teaching and quality, hands-on experiences that lead to strong outcomes.Dave Voskuil Vice President for Enrollment Management
Also contributing to the improved enrollment have been major enhancements in recent years to residence halls, classroom buildings and athletic facilities.
"Our students enjoy a quality of life on our campus that rivals any campus in the state and beyond,” Voskuil said. “Modern classrooms and laboratories, opportunities to unwind and practice in up-to-date athletic facilities, and endless outdoor activities provide a unique, positive setting to live and learn.”