A summer that has brought a windfall of historic gains for Edward Waters University continued this afternoon, as school officials revealed that fall enrollment exceeded more than 1,000 students for the first time in more than 20 years.
“This tremendous development for our university is further evidence of our continuing advancement and forward movement as a ‘destination institution’ of choice amongst parents and prospective students who are increasingly selecting Edward Waters for their higher educational future,” said Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., President and CEO of Edward Waters University. “We’re equally ecstatic that this year’s enrollment outcome is also indicative of substantial progress being made towards enhancing the retention of our Tiger students as this latest overall enrollment effort indicates that we were successful in retaining nearly 80% of our students from spring 2021 to fall 2021.”
According to officials, the record is part of an 18% overall increase in student attendance over the last two years and comes on the heels of the institution receiving more than 7,000 applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The former college was reclassified in June under university status with the establishment of its first graduate offering, an online Masters in Business Administration degree.