By: James Tew and Sheila McCrea -
Monday, September 26, 2022
ANGOLA — Spurred by dramatic growth in its graduate programs, Trine University’s official fall student headcount has far exceeded initial projections, with the university serving well over 8,000 students across its locations and platforms.
The final tally was 8,446 students, a more than 50% increase from the 5,392 reported in the Fall 2021 headcount.
“Trine University prides itself on its innovative, flexible approach in providing an education that meets the needs of our students and the demands of industry, an approach that is validated in these unprecedented enrollment numbers,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Trine University president.
The total includes more than 3,000 students enrolled in hybrid graduate programs at Trine’s education center in Detroit. The university also enrolled nearly 500 students in similar programs at its Phoenix education center, and plans to soon expand to Virginia.
While graduate programs provided the lion’s share of the boost, the university saw year-over-year growth at all locations and on all platforms, including dual enrollment, the College of Health Professions and TrineOnline.
The university enrolled a record 2,287 students at its Angola campus this fall, including a record class of more than 730 new students for Fall 2022.
To accommodate continued growth, the university opened the Steel Dynamics, Inc. Center for Engineering and Computing this fall on its Angola campus. The $12.5 million, 40,000-square-foot addition to Trine’s engineering facilities features state-of-the-art technology including augmented and virtual reality and artificial intelligence laboratories, supporting the expansion of the computer science and information technology major into areas such as cybersecurity, game design and health informatics.
Trine also has begun a $16 million expansion of its Best Hall of Science due to growth in its health sciences programs, and announced its new $40 million Trine University Fort Wayne campus earlier this summer.
Developed in close partnership with Parkview Health, the 120,000-square-foot Trine University Fort Wayne Facility, located in northern Allen County, will house programs in Trine’s College of Health Professions.