UOG reports record enrollment for fall 2014

Enrollment of 3,958 students represents a 3-pct. increase over fall 2013

Despite national trends of declining enrollment in higher education within the past five years, enrollment at the University of Guam continues to rise. UOG Admissions has reported a certified enrollment of 3,958 students for fall 2014, which is an increase of 3 percent over fall 2013 and the highest enrollment ever recorded at the University. Credit hour production also increased by 3 percent over last fall.

Bernie Capindo, far right, a senior marketing major, takes a break between classes. (UOG)

Bernie Capindo, far right, a senior marketing major, takes a break between classes. (UOG)

“This demonstrates community confidence in the University of Guam,” said Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs. “UOG continues to offer relevant, high-quality programs that meet the needs of our island and region.”

Over the last few years, the university has achieved some notable milestones in enrollment and revenues. In 2012-2013, UOG achieved its highest enrollment numbers in the last 15 years and conferred nearly 500 degrees in one of the largest graduating classes in UOG history. In 2012, university revenues reached an all-time high of $104 million, driven by $50 million in grants and contracts that provide education, research, service and capacity building in areas such as disabilities, agriculture, water quality, cancer and more. Most recently, 2013-2014 saw the university’s highest enrollment in 15 years.

“It is encouraging that more of our people, especially coming right out of high school, are going to the University,” said Dr. Robert Underwood, UOG president. “They know that a college education prepares them for a 21st century island society. The University continues to change and grow with our newest students.” (UOG)

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