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Wilmington University Ranked 4th Fastest Growing University

Wilmington University is ranked as the fourth fastest-growing university in the nation, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. In its “Almanac of Higher Education 2012*,” The Chronicle measures and analyzes a range of college and university data in its annual “State of Academe” report. These findings were the result of the publication’s research regarding student demographics and the changing face of higher education over the past decade. The report and analysis place Wilmington University ahead of more traditional public and private institutions and newer online universities.

“Students seeking advanced degrees want high quality academics with affordable tuition,” said Dr. Jack Varsalona, president of Wilmington University. “This is true of both traditional students, who continue on to college from high school for their bachelor’s degrees, and of non-traditional and advanced degree students, who require more flexible class schedules and greater affordability in order to work full or part time jobs while attending courses. Since its inception, Wilmington University has maintained exceptionally high educational standards using state-of-the-art technology to deliver courses - in person and online - while ensuring maximum affordability to optimize each student’s experience. We take this new ranking by The Chronicle as confirmation that Wilmington University is the school many find to be responsive to their needs.”

 Fastest-Growing Universities, 2000-2010

Private and Public Nonprofit Research Institutions

 

Enrollment, Fall 2000

Enrollment, Fall 2010

Increase

Benedictine U.

2,842

6,892

142.5%

Regent U.

2,449

5,217

113.0%

Florida Institute of Technology

4,248

8,985

111.5%

Wilmington U.

5,298

10,101

90.7%

City U. of New York Graduate School and University Center

3,567

6,590

84.7%

Drexel U.

13,128

23,637

80.1%

U. of Colorado at Denver

13,737

24,108

75.5%

Cornell U.

12,043

20,939

73.9%

Texas Woman's U.

8,404

14,180

68.7%

U. of Central Florida

33,713

56,106

66.4%

Texas A&M U. at Kingsville

5,948

9,673

62.6%

U. of Texas at Arlington

20,424

32,975

61.5%

Pace U.

7,911

12,752

61.2%

U. of Texas at San Antonio

18,830

30,258

60.7%

Arizona State U.

44,126

70,440

59.6%

* Source:  U.S. Department of Education data analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education, (Issue date: August 31, 2012)

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Almanac 2012-13

The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes ‘The Almanac’ once a year. It is the definitive source of higher education statistics, including national overviews, state profiles and trends in every area of college management.

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to offering flexible and career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs while maintaining small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636) or toll free 877-967-5464, via email at infocenter@wilmu.edu or visit our website at www.wilmu.edu.

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - New Castle, DE