Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, has surged past last year's record enrollment of 1,891, surpassing 2,000 students for the first time in the history of the university. The final enrollment of 2,013 students represents the third consecutive year of record fall enrollments.
The increase transcends any single area of the university. Enrollment was up in residential, graduate and distance education programs. Additionally, SAGU saw a significant increase in the number of students living in the dorms.
"As a University, we are very thankful for our enrollment this fall," commented Vice President for Enrollment & Retention Eddie Davis. "Given the instability of the economy, we feel that God has richly blessed SAGU with a positive enrollment. We are thankful for each and every student God has called to SAGU this year."
SAGU leaders attribute numerous factors to SAGU's growth, including an emphasis on academic excellence, affordability and campus development.
The university has added 18 new programs in the last three years. Many of these programs align under SAGU's College of Arts & Professions, which oversees the school's liberal arts degrees.
SAGU also manages tuition costs. Currently, 86 percent of SAGU students receive some form of financial aid.
In addition to programs and financial aid, SAGU's building program has seen the addition of two new dormitories since 2006, and a large wellness/fitness center is currently under construction.
For more information about SAGU, see its Web site at http://www.SAGU.edu. To take a virtual tour of the campus, see http://www.sagu.edu/virtualtour.