By: Shoshy Ciment  | 

Beren Enrollment up 8% From Last Fall, YC Reclaims Majority in Wilf Undergraduate Programs

Enrollment on the Beren Campus has increased by 72 students since the fall of 2016, marking an 8% increase in overall Beren enrollment. This increase counters the downward trend in Beren fall enrollment since 2013 and also marks an increase of 96 students since the spring of 2017.

There were 909 full-time students registered on the Beren campus during the fall semester of 2016 and 981 students were registered on the Beren campus this fall. The increase, mostly due to growth in both Sy Syms School of Business and Stern College for Women enrollment, is in part attributable to the introduction of the Katz School’s new program for an associate degree in Management. The program, which was launched this fall, boasts a first-time enrollment of 11 students on the Beren campus.

“Although each one of these women surely has a somewhat different story to tell about having chosen our university, I do believe they have been attracted by our mission and by our successes,” remarked Dean Karen Bacon, the Mordecai D. Katz and Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of the Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences, when asked about the increase in Beren enrollment. “And the more we explain our mission and tout our success, the more attractive we will become to women looking for a quality education in an inspiring environment.”

Whereas last spring, enrollment in the Sy Syms School of Business overtook enrollment in Yeshiva College on the Wilf Campus for the first time ever, Sy Syms enrollment on Beren still remains secondary to enrollment in Stern College. As of this fall, Yeshiva College has bounced back to the primary school of enrollment on Wilf, overtaking the Sy Syms School of Business by just six students.

Total Wilf campus enrollment remained essentially flat, dropping from 1075 full time students, to 1063.