Belton, Texas – For the fourth 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 3,287 students. That is 150 more than the 3,137 students who enrolled in the fall of 2011. This year’s enrollment includes 2,926 undergraduate students, 278 students pursuing master’s degrees, and 83 doctoral students.
“This is a really exciting time to be at UMHB,” Dr. Gary Lamm, associate vice president for enrollment management, said. “I think prospective students are noticing not just our strong academic programs and our emphasis on Christian personal attention, but also all the great campus master plan projects that are underway.”
The freshman class enrollment totaled 631 this fall, which just barely breaks last fall’s record of 630 students. The previous record for a freshman class had been 608 students in fall 2010.
“We are getting more visits from prospective students than ever before,” Lamm said. “We know that if we can get them on campus they will connect with the university, and they are going to want to stay and be part of it.”
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.