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WVU Parkersburg spring enrollment is the highest in eight years.
CONTACT: Erik Bitterbaum, president of WVU Parkersburg, 304-424-8200.
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Spring enrollment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the highest it has been in eight years.
Preliminary figures indicate that 3,320 students are enrolled in classes, reflecting a four percent increase from last spring. It is the highest spring enrollment since 1995.
College officials point to the institution’s commitment to retain more students.
"We have been making a conscious effort as a college to increase our fall to spring retention rate with great success," noted Erik Bitterbaum, president of WVU Parkersburg. "The increase is a testament to the diligent commitment by our faculty and staff to attract and retain students."
In addition, the area’s economic conditions are resulting in more students choosing to attend the Parkersburg campus because of affordability factors.
Also showing an increase is the college’s spring semester full-time equivalent rate which is the highest it has been in nine years. The rate increased by nearly seven percent. The FTE is a formula that determines the full-time instructional activities in terms that can be compared with headcount enrollment. WVU Parkersburg’s FTE for the current spring term is 2,257, the highest since 1994.
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