Schreiner University recorded its second-largest student enrollment at the beginning of its 97th academic year this fall, university President Charlie McCormick said.
The university’s total student headcount for fall 2019 is 1,342, with 309 of those being first-time, first-year students. Those students will make up Schreiner’s centennial class when they are seniors.
The university’s master’s programs have 85 students enrolled.
“Achieving larger enrollments each year is a good thing for Schreiner University, and we will continue to push towards our enrollment goals,” said McCormick. “Our success in this endeavor has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education, which names Schreiner University as the No. 24 fastest- growing private university in the nation over the last ten years. Bigger is better.
“But better is better, too. And this fall, Schreiner has received an unprecedented number of external recognitions for the accomplishments of its students, faculty and staff.”
Aside from being recognized on five “Best of” lists by US News and World Report and being named a Top Value College by Kiplinger, the university’s graduating class of nurses recently attained a 100 percent, first-time passing rate on the National Council Li-censure Examination, and the school’s shotgun team won the 2019 Division 1 national championship.
Schreiner is an independent, baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting university in Kerrville that is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA).