Quincy University welcomed 322 new students to campus this August. In addition, the university saw 651 undergraduate students return for a total full-time undergraduate population of 953. Including part-time undergraduate and graduate program students, the overall enrollment for the Fall 2017 term stands at 1,098.

“We have come through a difficult time this past year and as a part of the recovery process we fully expected this incoming class to be smaller than last year,” said Phil Conover, president. “Looking to the future we have several new initiatives in place both locally and throughout the region that will put us on good ground to begin growing our enrollment.”

While many state universities are facing double digit drops in enrollment, Quincy University overall enrollment was only down 6% compared to 2016-17. QU is currently working with a national marketing company to rebrand the university which includes a complete overhaul of admissions marketing materials and the prospective student communication flow process.

“The campus community came together and did an outstanding job of enrolling students who are a good fit for QU and who are academically and financially prepared for college,” said Tom Oliver, vice president for enrollment management. “Our goal this year was to strategically use our financial aid to positively impact our net tuition revenue.”