Belton, Texas – For the fifth straight year the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has reported the highest fall enrollment in its history.
According to the official eighth-day enrollment figures, UMHB is now home to 3,492 students. That is 205 more than the 3,287 students who enrolled in the fall of 2012. This year’s enrollment includes 3,056 undergraduate students, 356 students pursuing master’s degrees, and 72 doctoral students.
“UMHB has actually had record enrollments in 24 of the last 30 years,” Dr. Gary Lamm, associate vice president for enrollment management, said.
The freshman class enrollment totaled 675 this fall, which again breaks last fall’s record of 631 students. The previous record for a freshman class had been 630 students in fall 2011.
“We are using the tools that God has given us and enjoying the benefits of his blessings,” Lamm said.
Lamm also believes that the many major projects and improvements to the UMHB campus have had an impact on recruiting new students.
“People come to campus, and they don’t just hear us talking about the exciting things that are going on,” Lamm said. “They see what we’re talking about, and it’s been a huge help.”
UMHB was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas. It is a private, Christian university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The university is known for its personal attention to students and for high academic standards.
The mission of UMHB is to prepare students for leadership, service and faith-informed discernment in a global society. Academic excellence, personal attention, broad-based scholarship and a commitment to a Baptist vision for education distinguish UMHB’s Christ-centered learning community.