Washington Adventist University Enrollment Soars

By Angie Abraham

Washington Adventist University (WAU)—the only university with a main campus located within Montgomery County, Maryland—experienced a 17 percent enrollment increase for the 2009-10 fall semester (over the same period in

A significant, 47 percent increase came with the freshman class, with 144 first-time students enrolling in the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Health Professions, Science, and Wellness. The highest upturn is in transfer students, with 119 new transfers compared to 62 last year—a 92 percent increase for the two schools.

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies, continues to see growth in the enrollment of working professionals, with an increase of 17 percent over last year's student count.

“I'm so pleased to report the many positive things happening at Washington Adventist University,” Weymouth Spence, EdD (pictured), WAU president, said. “In addition to the increase in enrollment, we are on track for the groundbreaking of a new music building in 2010.”

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