According to the numbers, there are currently 525 students enrolled at the College, down just seven students from one year ago.
Statistics show there are 78 new students from the fall semester, accounting for approximately 15 percent of the total enrollment.
â€śEnrollment for spring 2011 is just slightly lower than one year ago,â€ť said Dr. Ron May, Ancilla College President.Â â€śNonetheless, it exceeded our budget projection.Â As a result, our tuition revenues will be slightly above budget.Â Overall, we are pleased with the result.Â Again, I wish to thank the dedicated staff and faculty at Ancilla for everything each one does to help move the College forward.â€ť
Ancilla posted an enrollment retention rate of nearly 76 percent from the fall semester, also comparable to last year.
â€śWe are very happy with the spring enrollment,â€ť said Tony Booker, Director of Admissions.Â â€śWe have either been holding steady or slightly increasing the number of new and transfer students for the spring semester.Â But what we are most pleased with is the number of students returning from the fall semester.Â That number has remained consistent from last year.Â That tells us that students are happy with their choice of Ancilla College and want to come back to finish their degree.â€ť
Data also shows the Collegeâ€™s â€śWe Believe in Youâ€ť program has remained strong, with 12 students currently enrolled in the program.
Designed for prospective students 21-years and older who have never attended college, â€śWe Believe in Youâ€ť allows a student to take up to three credit hours free of charge.Â
Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.