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Largest-ever fulltime undergraduate enrollment at Regis College
September 4, 2013
Grad enrollment surges
Peter Fucci, a sophomore transfer student from Amherst, NH, along with the men’s lacrosse team, helped freshmen move into Angela Hall.
The largest group ever of full-time undergraduate students in Regis College history arrives on campus this week for the start of classes. New and returning undergraduate students total 963, up from last year’s total of 909. The group includes 277 freshman (a number consistent with enrollments of the last four years), while the number of transfer students jumped from 24 to 40. And more students are living on campus than ever before, maximizing use of the college’s housing capacity of just over 700 beds. Construction of a new residence hall featuring 72 beds in suite-style accommodations begins later this year.
There’s more good news: Graduate student enrollment has increased by 16 percent over last year, and course registrations will increase by nearly 20 percent. New graduate and professional programs over the past year include Applied Behavior Analysis, and Medical Imaging/Nuclear Medicine. Regis just launched its second doctoral program – a doctor of education degree focusing on higher education leadership. The college also has a doctor of nursing practice program, started in 2007. A new “3+3 BA/JD program starts this fall, along with a Master of Arts in Professional Writing.
“Word is spreading that Regis College is a small university with a large offering of in-demand degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level,” said Paul Vaccaro, Regis vice president of Marketing, Communication and Enrollment. “We are broadening our reach, adding new interdisciplinary majors, and providing students with a quality liberal arts education combined with opportunities for growth in the sciences, education, and health professions.”
Regis College President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, said that “There’s a real sense of excitement on campus. Students, faculty and staff know they’re part of a dynamic institution that continues to grow with the times. We all take great pride in providing undergraduate and graduate students with education that focuses on the whole person and at the same time prepares them for the global work force.”