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Strong enrollment continues at Olivet College
Sep 23, 2004

OLIVET, Mich. – Enrollment continues to be strong at Olivet College, where the overall student population has surpassed 1,000 students for the second straight year. With 345 new students, Olivets 2004 fall enrollment stands at 1,062, which ranks second-highest ever for the college.

Olivet has experienced solid enrollment numbers in recent years. Last year, the college eclipsed the 1,000-student plateau for the first time in school history with an all-time high of 1,070 students, including a record 449 new students. The total enrollment for 2002 was 941.

Interest in Olivet College remains very high, said Olivet President Don Tuski. Prospective students and their families are attracted to Olivet because of our responsibility theme, small class sizes, diverse student body and the opportunities we offer for getting involved on campus with a variety of curricular and co-curricular activities. Our steady enrollment the last few years is the result of aggressively recruiting new students. We are also making a variety of campus improvements aimed at enhancing the overall educational experience for our entire student body.

Olivet features one of the most diverse student populations of any small, private college in Michigan. The colleges minority student enrollment for the 2004 fall semester is 18 percent. The college also has 36 international students. Foreign countries represented in the student body include: Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden and Zimbabwe.

Olivet began the 2004 fall semester on Monday, Aug. 23.


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