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Multnomah University Reports Record Enrollment For Fall 2010


Multnomah University's Fall 2010 enrollment is at an all-time high with a total of 915 students. Overall, Multnomah has 65 more students enrolled compared to last Fall 2009. While the traditional undergrad programs and Adult Degree Completion held steady, the new graduate programs and a more robust enrollment at the Reno-Tahoe campus make up the bulk of the gains.

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Staff members noted an excitement among new students during the four-day orientation event on August 26-29. Students showed a strong desire and eagerness to get to know each other, the faculty and staff, the institution, and the city of Portland.

Women's residence halls and graduate student housing is at capacity, and the men's residence hall and family housing are near capacity. The all-school retreat at Young Life's Washington Family Ranch saw a record-high attendance, a dashboard indicator to residence staff that an exciting year is in store, with a lot of desire from students to be involved.


"This is one of the strongest enrollments the college has had for quite a while," Multnomah Admissions Director John Mayner said. "Despite the economic concerns, there seems to be an understanding of the value an education at Multnomah brings not only for the individual but also for the larger Christian community."

"When I walk into the new coffee shop or our main lounge, students are engaged either in their studies or with each other which I love to see," Dean of Student Services Matt Rygg said. "I've seen a theme here: an eagerness to engage in relationship, the Word, and the community."

"Multnomah University is very blessed and excited to see a record enrollment of 915 students this fall and a healthy retention of students," Gina Berquist, Multnomah University vice president of Enrollment Services, said. "This simply keeps the mission fresh in our minds that we are here to  equip our students to be a transforming force in the world, and we look forward to seeing how God works this next year."


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About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, graduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.