Brescia University’s First-time Full-time freshman class enrollment for the fall semester has reached 231, the largest enrollment in school history. The largest enrollment in years prior was 199 students in the fall of 1977.
The current total enrollment is 1,037 students and marks the fifth consecutive year that Brescia University’s fall enrollment has surpassed the 1000 student mark.
“Brescia is no longer the best keep secret in Western Kentucky,” said Fr. Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University. “Congratulations and gratitude to all of our faculty and staff for creating a quality educational environment. In a special way I want to thank all those involved with the recruitment of our students. We are making a meaningful difference in the lives of our students, this community and beyond. I think this record number of students in the freshman class shows that people want to be part of what is taking place on this campus.”
This record-breaking enrollment brings the total number of students who are new to Brescia University to over 350. Resident numbers have also increased, necessitating a move into several rentals properties adjacent to campus. The total resident population is 323.
The class is diverse as well – representing 14 states, Puerto Rico and nine countries.
“As a 21-year enrollment professional, there have been few experiences as special as welcoming this record setting freshman class to Brescia University. I am so proud of all the hard work put forth by so many people across our campus community that have made this historic achievement possible,” said Chris Houk, Vice President for Enrollment Management.