Traditional undergraduate enrollment passed a milestone in the fall of 2012, surpassing 1,200 for the first time in the school’s 68-year history.
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary enrollment also grew, from 116 in 2011 to 143 in 2012. A total of 3,460 students study at the main FPU campus and at centers in Merced, North Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield, down from 3,603 in the fall of 2011.
Stephen Varvis will become vice president for enrollment management. This new position will oversee recruitment and retention efforts for all students: traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and professional development at the main campus in Fresno as well as the university centers in Bakersfield, Visalia and North Fresno.
Another large, academically strong and ethnically diverse freshman class is driving enrollment growth at Fresno Pacific University.
Total university enrollment is set at 2,049 after about two weeks of classes. Enrollment for Fresno Pacific College, the traditional undergraduate program, was 936, up from 905 at this time in 2001. Graduate enrollment was 858, and 255 students are registered in the Center for Degree Completion (CDC).