Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has seen the largest spring enrollment in its 167-year history, according to the official eighth-day enrollment figures.
The official enrollment for spring 2013 is 3,049 students – up 195 students from the total of 2,854 students in the spring of 2012. Spring enrollment includes 2,700 undergraduate students, 275 master’s students, and 74 doctoral students.
“I’ve been here 15 years as an employee and 4 years as student beyond that,” Gary Lamm, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management said. “That said, in my 20 years on this campus, I have never been more excited about what’s happening at UMHB than I am right now.”
Not only does this spring enrollment represent the most students ever enrolled in a spring semester, it also exceeds previous spring records for enrollment by international, transfer, and new students. The number of new students increased by more than 20% over the spring semester of 2012. Likewise, transfer students grew by more than 30%.
Lamm attributes some of this growth to some of the new buildings and ongoing projects on the UMHB campus.
“Obviously there is a lot of excitement going on with all the construction, and that has certainly captured the attention of a lot of our prospects,” Lamm said.
The new Isabelle Rutherford Meyer Nursing Education Center was still in construction last fall, when these new students were touring the campus. This fact gives Lamm great hope for future prospective students.
“I can’t wait until we have our first Sader Day in a couple weeks and are able to take our first group of students through there,” Lamm said.
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.