Tigerville, SC –For the nineteenth consecutive year, North Greenville University again welcomed the largest number of students in school history. A combined total of 2,451 undergraduate and graduate students began classes this fall; an increase of 44 students over last year. A school record 716 new students enrolled this year; an increase from 689 a year ago.
In addition, NGU welcomed 105 Palmetto Fellows Scholarship recipients, also a record number. These represent the very best academic students from South Carolina. Approximately 145 students anticipate graduation this December.
Campus housing is near capacity with 1,515 residential students this semester; an increase of 9 students over the previous year.
“We consider ourselves blessed to have the opportunity to share the NGU experience with an incredible class of new students,” said Keli Sewell, Vice President for Enrollment Services. “Crossing the 700 mark is a great accomplishment for the institution and we are honored to have had a part in it.”
The Honors Scholar Program was established in 1980 to offer academically-gifted students courses, seminars, and activities specifically designed to challenge and enrich their educational experience. Among the new students are 62 honors program scholars. Since 1996, the honors program has grown from 19 to 245 students.
“We are excited about another record enrollment, but what thrills my heart the most is the number of decisions for Christ that have been made on our campus.” said NGU President, Dr. Jimmy Epting.
Over 200 decisions to receive Christ have been made and approximately 168 have surrendered to full-time Christian ministry on the campus since June 1. These decisions came through Centifuge and M-Fuge camps this summer and since the start of school during the annual campus crusade and chapel services.
“In spite of our challenging economic environment, God continues to perform miracles on our campus,” said Epting.
In addition to welcoming a record enrollment, the university has approved its newest master’s degree program, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), to begin in January. It will be offered through the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in Greer.
“The program is offered for those who have undergraduate degrees in Math, Science, English, and Social Studies and who desire to gain certification to teach in the public schools,” said Shelley Dugle, Dean of Graduate School of Education.
North Greenville University is a member of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
For more information about the master of teaching degree, contact Dr. Shelly Dugle at 864.877.3052.