Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) in Waxahachie, Texas, achieved its third consecutive fall enrollment above 2,000 students with a total of 2,023. On-campus undergraduate enrollment reached a 5-year high, increasing 13 percent since 2007.
The number of students living on campus has increased 22 percent in the past five years. "We are very pleased with our dorm enrollment this fall," says Eddie Davis, vice president of Enrollment and Retention. "Over one half of our dorm students are living in our newest dorms, Bridges and Teeter Halls." Recent increases in dorm living followed the addition of two new 70,000-square-foot dormitories and a new student wellness center.
On-campus graduate enrollment increased 12 percent, making fall 2011 a record fall enrollment for the Harrison School of Graduate Studies. "We continue to be excited about the growth of our graduate program," says Dean Robert Harden. "Sixteen percent of our student body is now comprised of graduate students. The increasing enrollment is a testament to the quality of our academic programs."
Graduate students make up 30 percent of SAGU's School of Distance Education, which celebrates another year serving more than 700 students.
Davis believes that enrollment growth is a result of new degrees and will continue to increase as the university adds new programs.
Bryan Brooks, assistant dean for Admissions, says, "We've seen significant growth in the business, counseling/psychology, biblical studies and history majors."