St. Ambrose enrollment increases


DAVENPORT — St. Ambrose University has announced increased enrollment figures for the fall semester, as well as top rankings from two national publications.
Fall enrollment includes a first-year class of 582 students, the largest in St. Ambrose history. A total of 2,794 undergraduate students and 877 graduate students enrolled for classes at the university this semester. That compares with last fall’s enrollment of 2,752 undergraduates and 815 graduate students.
In addition to robust enrollment, two national ranking publications, The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report, rate St. Ambrose University among the top universities in the region.
Using student opinion data, the Princeton Review selected the university as one of 153 institutions of higher education giving St. Ambrose a “Best in the Midwest” designation. Institutions of higher learning named “regional bests” represent only about 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges. This is the eighth year in a row that St. Ambrose has received this designation.
Also, U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Ambrose University 40th, and in the top tier, among “Best Universities-Master’s By Region, Midwest,” using 15 indicators of academic excellence. The region includes 12 states.
“St. Ambrose’s enrollment numbers and high rankings reflect the strength of the university’s academic programs,” said John Cooper, vice president of enrollment management. “In addition, we’ve focused on building state-of-the-art facilities, providing adequate housing and parking, and giving thousands of service hours in the community.”

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