Northwestern State University’s fall enrollment has reached its highest ever in the school’s 133-year history, with 10,572 students. NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio says this is one of the most meaningful milestones in the school’s long history. He credits this achievement to the university’s academics.
“We have a world class facility, this is what we really hang our hat on at the university. We have also tried to create a wonderful student experience, where we try to give our students a chance to really find themselves at Northwestern.”
A number of renovations to dormitories on the main campus have made NSU more appealing to students. Maggio says they have worked hard over the last few years to improve their strategic vision at the university. He says also partnering with business and industry has helped to boost enrollment.
“Really making sure that our academic programing is tied into what our business and industry is looking for. Finally we look to make sure that our university is enriching the communities that Northwestern in located in.”
Maggio says NSU’s online program is included in the enrollment number and has been extremely successful.
“We’re very proud to be the state’s leader in online education and this certainly does include those numbers and we’re very proud of the efforts Northwestern has in this sector of education.”