QU Announces Double-Digit Increase In Freshman Class
Quincy University has announced an 11% increase in this year’s freshman class. This fall 349 new freshman and transfer students were welcomed to campus. Including part-time undergraduate and graduate program students, the overall enrollment for the Fall 2018 term stands at 1,124.
“We are pleased with this year’s increase in student enrollment. Students and families responded well to the University’s efforts to bring greater transparency to the true cost of a QU education, underscoring the exceptional value the University provides each of its students,” said Tom Oliver, vice president for enrollment management. “In the coming year, the admission staff will accelerate efforts to increase the University’s geographic reach, attracting increasing numbers of students from the tri-states and high growth areas across the country.”
Another highlight of this year’s enrollment is a 20% increase in Graduate students. Last year QU implemented an Office of Graduate Studies and hired a coordinator to help meet the needs of graduate students including offering support past the traditional business hours.
In addition to an increase in the headcount, Quincy University also recognizes over a $1M increase in net tuition revenue this fall. Expense reductions totaling $2.3M have also been made since May 2015.
“The positive growth in enrollment is additionally significant given our limited resources as we enter the second year of our renewed effort to achieve long-term sustainability,” said President Phil Conover. “We have been making strategic decisions focusing on areas of growth and developing programs that meet marketplace demand. We are very optimistic about the future of Quincy University.”
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.