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The Cost of, and Returns on, a Mennonite Higher Education

The first two sentences, set in large font, on the financial aid page of Hesston (Kan.) College’s website cut right to the chase: “Let’s be clear, college is expensive. There’s really no way to dance around it.” Concern over college affordability in the United States is nothing new. The inflation-adjusted average annual cost of tuition, room and board ...More


Hartman Looking to Build “EMU Brand”

At the end of his first semester as a vice president of enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Luke Hartman, answered questions on why he feels passionately about his enrollment portfolio, a new position in the university’s leadership cabinet. How has the enrollment process changed for students entering col ...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