Lakeland College sets enrollment record for ninth straight year
Academics - posted on 9/12/2007
It would appear that the secret is out.
Lakeland College's enrollment for the 2007-08 school year is 958 full-time students, the ninth straight year the 146-year-old college has achieved record student totals.
The 958 total is a 2.4 percent increase over last fall's total of 935, which was Lakeland's previous record. The total is fueled by an incoming class of 324 high school graduates and transfer students. Those students join 634 students returning from last year, as the college continues to enjoy strong retention.
"One of Wisconsin's best kept secrets is becoming more and more well known," said Lakeland President Stephen A. Gould. "The college is being increasingly discovered regionally as an especially good value. Very simply, Lakeland is a vital, growing institution with a remarkably diverse student body."
Lakeland's incoming class includes 59 international students from 16 different countries, a number achieved in the face of tougher federal requirements for international students. Approximately 81 percent of the domestic students in the incoming class are from Wisconsin, with the remaining domestic students coming from 10 other states.
Lakeland is a truly global community with a total of 122 international students (12.7 percent) from 24 different countries/regions in its undergraduate program, as Lakeland continues to offer one of the most diverse campuses in the Midwest.
"There is a much greater awareness of Lakeland's quality programs and people," said Nate Dehne, Lakeland's director of admissions for the past four years." Lakeland continues to be less and less of a surprise for students and families. The additions in faculty and staff and facilities continue to make Lakeland a primary option for both traditional and nontraditional students."
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