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Enrollment on target for '04-'05

The new academic year at Dordt College shows an increase in the number of incoming freshmen, an increase in the number of transfer students, and an increase in the number of students returning after a semester or more away.

The total fall 2004 enrollment at Dordt College is 1284 students, representing thirty-one states, six Canadian provinces, and including fifteen students from other foreign countries. New freshmen number 347. Thirty-seven students were enrolled in Master of Education courses this summer.

A strong retention rate is another bright spot for Dordt College. “The fact that a high percentage of students who start here, stay here, indicates that student expectations are being met,” commented Dr. Carl E. Zylstra, president of Dordt College. “We continue to focus on quality and variety of programs to meet the needs of all our students.”