Shepherd University has submitted its official fall 2009 enrollment data to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Shepherd University recorded the largest increase in new freshman students in the University's history for fall semester 2009. The number of first-time-in-college freshmen (FTIC) increased by 13.3 percent for fall 2009. Shepherd also had its largest ever increase in transfer students with 5.1 percent more for fall 2009. The number of students pursuing graduate degrees at Shepherd has increased by almost 10 percent. These totals combine to create Shepherd University's largest total head count of 4,321 students (a credit headcount of 4,256).

Of degree-seeking students, 32 percent, or 1,172 students, use on-campus housing. West Virginia residents compose 58 percent of Shepherd's population. This year's new enrollment (freshmen and transfers combined) consists of 60 percent in-state residents and 40 percent out-of-state residents.

Overall this fall, enrollment went up, residency mix experienced more disparity, quality of freshman credentials was maintained, freshman to sophomore retention increased, and graduation rates improved.

This year, Enrollment Management has identified Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for benchmarking progress in the categories of recruitment, retention, and operations. KPIs are used to measure Shepherd's position against its national and competitive peers, the success of strategies and tactics, and our relative position with respect to past performance.

I look forward to sharing our data and working together in reaching the goals set forth in the Institutional Strategic Plan.

Kimberly Scranage
Vice President for Enrollment Management


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