William Jessup breaks enrollment record fifth year runningBy: Staff Report
Enrollment is on a roll at
While most of these students are from Northern California, some are coming from the other side of the world:
Guy Adams, Jessup’s chief enrollment officer, said many students outside a 300-mile radius come from places like
He also said much of the university’s growth is due to graduate students. Of the fall 2017 enrollment, 275 are graduate students. According to the news release, Jessup’s graduate programs have seen a 78-percent increase since the establishment of a graduate degree in teaching three years ago.
“The traditional, on-campus undergraduate population is pretty flat,”
The school recently added a fifth master’s degree program – counseling psychology – and plans to add another in 2018: a master’s of arts in leadership with an emphasis in sports administration.
When asked how the university is preparing itself for future growth,
Structurally, the school is looking into expanding classrooms, offices and student support facilities.
“There’s a pretty robust facility needs assessment process going on right now,”
“Competition can be good, actually,” he said. “Students will make decisions based on what kind of experience they want to have, and the fit for the student is the most important thing. If another institution is a better fit for them and supports their goals, it’s probably in their best interest.”