The Aug. 24 enrollment number is likely to increase when the university's 18 adult education centers in six states begin classes in early September.
A record number of students have also chosen to call the University of Mary campus home this year. Approximately 762 students are living on campus in the university's six resident halls. All told, students from 23 countries and 41 states are attending America's Leadership University.
"Our exceptionally strong enrollment reflects an increased recognition of all the University of Mary has to offer in terms of outstanding education with personal attention to the needs, abilities and potential of every student," says Diane Fladeland, vice president for Academic Affairs. "Recent initiatives such as the new Rome campus and the Catholic studies program, and our growing success in NCAA Division II athletics, along with our continued commitment to affordable education, are making U-Mary an even greater educational value."
With the university's restructuring into the School of Arts and Sciences, the Gary Tharaldson School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Education and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the ongoing addition of majors and programs, America's Leadership University continues to be one the region's fastest-growing schools of higher learning.