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Student enrollment hits new highs for Fall 2015

It was a time for updating the record books this fall as UMHB welcomed its largest student body in the 170-year history of the school. A total of 3,898 students enrolled at Mary Hardin-Baylor this fall, breaking previous attendance records for the seventh year in a row.
This year’s freshman class topped previous tallies with 726 students, bringing the total number of undergraduate students to 3,221.
A significant increase was seen in the university’s graduate programs, with 556 students pursuing master’s degrees and 121 students enrolled in doctoral programs. The number of students enrolled in graduate programs has increased by 58% over the number enrolled just two years ago, when there were 429 students in the master’s and doctoral programs.
The student body included 400 international students this fall,

representing 30 different countries. Women outnumbered the men, with 61 percent of the students being female.
Campus residence halls were 97 percent full, even with the addition of 134 beds through renovations at College View Apartments. Living on campus remains a popular choice for students; this year 1,790 students chose to reside on campus, setting a new record for campus housing.
“We feel blessed to have an increasing number of students choosing UMHB,” said President Randy O’Rear. “Slow but steady growth makes it possible for us to maintain our emphasis on personal attention and educational excellence. It also makes it possible for us to offer quality campus housing to the many students who want to immerse themselves in the excitement of college life 24/7. We think this is a great place to be.”