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EMU grows in depth and breadth, setting records for enrollment and diversity while adding grad programs

Enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University this fall set new records, including a record-high number of students who are ethnic minorities or come from other countries. The 2014-15 figures were released by the registrar’s office on Sept. 10. A total of 1,870 students registered for class at the beginning of the fall semester – a 4.4 percent increase over last fall’s 1,789. The numb ...More


Record Incoming Class Boosts Fall Enrollment

Incoming students cast their vote for Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in record numbers as an influx of 234 new faces marks a third straight year of increased total enrollment. Total undergraduate, graduate and seminary enrollment was 1,605, compared to 1,589 last fall, according to figures released by David A. Detrow, uni ...More

Luke Hartman

EMU Names Hartman VP for Enrollment

Harrisonburg educator Luke A. Hartman has been named vice president for enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University. He will assume his new role Aug. 1, 2011. The appointment was announced Wednesday, Jan. 26, by EMU President Loren Swartzendruber. In his new role, a president’s cabinet-level position, Hartman will oversee the departments of admissions and financial aid. He wi ...More

Student numbers up, with largest first-year class in 10 years

Fall semester 2009 enrollment numbers at EMU reveal a strong upturn in first-year student numbers. EMU has 219 first-year students enrolled the fall semester compared to 185 last fall. Traditional full-time undergraduate enrollment – first-year through seniors – totals 847 students, compared to 831 last fall. EMU has a total undergraduate, graduate and seminary enr ...More

EMU Releases Fall Enrollment Numbers

Fall semester 2008 enrollment at EMU finds major growth in the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP), an accelerated, non-traditional baccalaureate degree program, with a total of 190 students at both sites – Harrisonburg and Lancaster, Pa., an increase of 45 students over last year. EMU has a total undergraduate, graduate seminary enrollment of 1,553 students ...More

EMU Doubles National Average of Children Going to Alma Mater

Alumni of EMU are sending their children to the school in numbers that far surpass most colleges nationwide. Twenty-three percent of EMU’s first-year students this fall are from families where one or both parents attended Eastern Mennonite. By comparison, 8.8 percent of freshmen at four-year colleges nationwide attend the alma mater of a parent, according to the most recent availab ...More

Declining Numbers Fewer Foreign Students in Area

An international student from Kenya, works as a catering employee at Eastern Mennonite University. Photo by Michael Reilly by Jeff Mellott, Daily News-Record Securing a student visa to study in the United States alre ...More

EMU Enjoys Record Fall Enrollment

Even though EMU graduated a record 406 students last spring, enrollment has kept pace and is up this fall. The record total enrollment of 1,513 students – undergraduate, seminary and graduate – compares to 1,436 last fall, according to the university registrar’s office. Total undergraduate enrollment numbers 933 students, compared to 922 a year ago. Of that total ...More