Mount Mercy University announced today that enrollment numbers for its graduate and accelerated student populations continue to rise. Total graduate students for Fall 2010 is 202, up from 168 in Fall 2009. Mount Mercy’s adult accelerated student population totals 368 students, up from 366 in last Fall 2009.
“We are pleased with the number of non-traditional students enrolled for the first academic semester in Mount Mercy University’s history,” says Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake. “As a Mercy university, our identity is reflected by strong enrollment numbers and the ability to provide non-traditional programs tailored for working adults and students seeking higher education opportunities.”
Mount Mercy University administrators note the successful launch of the newest graduate program, marriage and family therapy, as a contributor to the graduate student enrollment increase. Mount Mercy’s fourth graduate program, the Master of Science in Nursing, launches Winter term 2011, joining existing graduate programs in business and education.