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Olivet College sets enrollment record for second time in three years
Sep 06, 2005

OLIVET, Mich. – For the second time in three years, enrollment at Olivet College has reached an all-time high. With 393 new students, Olivets 2005 fall enrollment stands at 1,112 students. This marks the third year in a row that Olivets enrollment has surpassed the 1,000-student plateau. The previous overall student body record was 1,072 students set in fall 2003, which included a record 449 new students.

The strategy to increase enrollment was initiated by Don Tuski, who was named Olivets president in October 2001. At the time of his appointment, Olivets enrollment was 847 students.

Olivets long-standing values relating to opportunity, diversity and responsibility are very powerful selling points for prospective students and their families, said Tuski. While the total student body has increased, so has our focus on customer service. We pay attention to each and every student on campus. With the feedback weve received from students the last few years, the college has been able to make significant improvements to some of its academic programs, co-curricular offerings and facilities. Our goal is to provide Olivet students with a great place to learn and live.

Olivet features one of the most diverse student populations of any small, private college in Michigan. The colleges minority student enrollment for the 2005 fall semester is 20 percent. The college also has 26 international students representing Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, India, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Nigeria, Serbia, South Africa and Sweden.

Olivet began the 2005 fall semester Monday, Aug. 22.


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