Kettering College Posts Highest Opening Enrollment in School History

938 students enrolled for fall semester 2011 beats last year's previous high of 917

Kettering, Ohio - 9/15/2011

Kettering, Ohio (Sept. 15) – With a total of 938 students enrolled for the fall semester 2011, Kettering College has posted its highest opening enrollment in the 44-year history of the school. The number eclipses the previous high of 917 that was set at the start of the 2010-11 school year. This is the fourth consecutive year that the College has topped its previous best opening enrollment numbers.

According to the school’s final opening report released earlier this week, 545 full-time and 393 part-time (three-quarter-time or less) students had registered for fall classes, for an overall count that was 21 more than in 2010.

“Our enrollment goes up because our graduates are happy with their education—and the word gets out,” said College president Dr. Charles Scriven. “Obviously, we can’t discount the current economy as a factor, but the bottom line is the quality education that our students receive here.”

Kettering College had 510 students at the start of the 2000-01 academic year – the same year Scriven was hired. Since then, the school has jumped 46 percent in total enrollment and 45 percent in total credit hours.

About Kettering College

Kettering College is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education.  A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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