Baker’s initial enrollment numbers remain steady
Baker University's enrollment of 2,894 students has remained stable from last fall, despite difficult economic times and increased competition among colleges for top students.
Initial enrollment numbers at the university's three schools are nearly identical to a year ago. At the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) on the main campus in Baldwin City, 891 students went through enrollment confirmation on Friday. Last year 892 students checked in. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) has 1,901 students, compared to 1,896 last year. SPGS is headquartered in Overland Park with additional campuses in Topeka, Wichita and Lee's Summit, Mo. The School of Nursing (SON) in Topeka has 102 students and had 100 students last year.
Annette Galluzzi, vice president for marketing, said she was pleased with enrollment at the main campus in Baldwin City.
"Competition is high among both private and public schools for the top students," Galluzzi said, "and we've done well in that competitive environment. Students recognize our fine academic programs and appreciate our personalized approach."
Students may continue to enroll at the College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City until Sept. 6. The university's official enrollment reporting date is Sept. 23. Last year, 10 students enrolled between enrollment confirmation and the official enrollment reporting date.