University Sets Enrollment Record for 26th Time in 29 Years
Records were meant to be broken, and for the third consecutive year the George Fox admissions team did just that, enrolling a record 3,931 students.
All told, it’s the 26th time in 29 years the university has established an enrollment record, dating back to 1986 when the total attendance was just 549 – less than the size of the 2015 freshman class. The 2015 total includes 2,276 traditional undergraduates, 1,340 in graduate programs and 315 in adult degree programs, and received a boost from 740 new or readmitting traditional undergraduate students, including 610 freshmen.
To accommodate the growing student population, construction was completed on the 146-bed Brandt Residence Hall in August, and a new 900-seat dining hall will be unveiled in the summer of 2016 (more on construction updates). Plans also call for the expansion of academic space for high-demand majors like cinema and media communication and engineering.