Southern Nazarene Sees Increase in Enrollment

BETHANY, OK (September 20, 2012) – In a recent meeting of all faculty
and staff who serve at Southern Nazarene University, Dr. Loren Gresham, President, announced that SNU’s fall enrollment stands as the third highest student count in the institution’s 114 year history.

A traditional student enrollment of 1,096 and a census day record in Professional and Graduate Studies of 1,088, accounted for SNU’s fall enrollment total of 2,184. The traditional student enrollment figure reflects an outstanding Spring-to-Fall increase of 12.3% and includes a first-time student count of 390.

“This increase in enrollment represents a lot of hard work over the past year from the people on our campus,” stated President Gresham. “Each member of our faculty and staff has played a valuable role in this accomplishment.” Dr. Gresham gave specific praise to the entire Enrollment Management team and cited their personal commitment to serving the needs of each prospective and returning student as a key factor in the growth of the student body.

Undergraduate admissions were not the only team who saw success in their enrollment numbers. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies is enjoying the highest student count in the program’s history, with the numbers continuing to rise as new cohort groups form in both degree completion and graduate programs.

Closing with scripture from the book of Philippians, Dr. Gresham expressed his gratitude to each member of the campus family for their dedication to the mission of the university and urged each one present to celebrate how God has blessed their efforts and dedication to Christian higher education.

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.