Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Freshman class up 7.5 percent at Saint Mary’s University

WINONA, Minn. — Enrollment of new students continues to grow at Saint Mary’s University, with the Winona campus freshman class up 7.5 percent from a year ago. The official 10th-day-of-class count shows 373 freshmen enrolled this fall.

The total Winona undergraduate enrollment of 1,372 includes 1,318 full-time and 54 part-time students.

The larger freshman class contributes to an overall university enrollment that is expected to surpass 6,000. The official student count for Saint Mary’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs is taken in October.

“I often hear students and alumni talk about the quality education they experience at Saint Mary’s,” said Jim Bedtke, vice president for the College. “That quality is recognized by national ranking services and the National Survey of Student Engagement. The word is out: Saint Mary’s is an excellent place to prepare for your future.”