This year, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) achieved its third consecutive fall enrollment above 2,000 students with a total of 2,023.
On-campus undergraduate enrollment reached a 5-year high, increasing 13 percent since 2007.
The number of students living on campus has increased 22 percent in the past five years.
“We are very pleased with our dorm enrollment this fall,” says Eddie Davis, vice president of enrollment and retention. “Over one half of our dorm students are living in our newest dorms, Bridges and Teeter Halls.”
Recent increases in dorm living followed the addition of two new 70,000-square-foot dormitories and a new student wellness center.
On-campus graduate enrollment increased 12 percent, making fall 2011 a record fall enrollment for the Harrison School of Graduate Studies.
“We continue to be excited about the growth of our graduate program. Sixteen percent of our student body is now comprised of graduate students. The increasing enrollment is a testament to the quality of our academic programs,” Dean Robert Harden said.
Graduate students make up 30 percent of SAGU’s School of Distance Education, which celebrates another year serving more than 700 students.
Davis believes that enrollment growth is a result of new degrees and will continue to increase as the University adds new programs.
“We’ve seen significant growth in the business, counseling/psychology, biblical studies and history majors,” added Bryan Brooks, assistant dean for admissions.
Since 2007, SAGU has added bachelor’s degrees in ancient studies, bilingual education, criminal justice, digital media arts, drama, human services, management information systems, physical education, social work and sports management.
SAGU has also added master’s degrees in children and family ministries, early education administration, history, human services counseling, master of divinity, social studies education, language arts and reading, organizational leadership, principalship and school counseling.
Programs being evaluated for the near future are bachelor’s degrees in apologetics, archaeology, leadership, business law, business as missions, business and public administration, decision science, hospitality and hotel management, logistics, nonprofit management, education—science, education—art, jazz studies, journalism, political science; and master’s degrees in church history, English and business administration.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located in Waxahachie.
The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.