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York College enrollment hits 10-year high


The prayer chapel at York College (photo by Erik Tryggestad)

York College in Nebraska reports that fall enrollment has hit a 10-year high of 483 students — a 12 percent increase over a year ago.
More from a York news release:

“Last school year saw an increase of 8 percent,” stated President, Steve Eckman, “our faculty and staff, especially the admissions staff and coaches are to be congratulated for this great accomplishment. Because of their work we have seen an increase of 22 percent from just two years ago in the fall of 2008.”
Retention of students eligible to return is at 80% for the second year in a row — up from 62 percent in 2008.
“The hard work of our faculty and staff has helped with this retention of students. Many have gone over and above to help return,” Eckman said. “York College is in the business of transforming lives. This can be seen every day in every area of the campus.”
With a total enrollment of 483 students, the highest since 2000, York College continues to sustain growth and financial stability in turbulent economic times.

We reported last week on enrollment trends at other Christian universities. We’ll post more figures from colleges and universities associated with Churches of Christ as they become available.
Read our April story on York’s recruiting efforts outside the Bible Belt.

  • Feedback
    Congratulations are in order for the staff at York College … the increased fall 2010 enrollment numbers are a blessing I know … you’ve done a great job.
    John Lucas
    September, 13 2010

    Yeah! My son is at York right now–he’s a senior. It’s a great school and while we’ve had to sacrefice a lot for him to be there, there is just no price you can put on your child remaining a faithful Christian. Maybe more people are realizing that sending your child to a state school is like signing their spiritual death certificate.
    Lynne
    September, 18 2010

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