WESTVILLE | Purdue North Central has set enrollment and credit hours records this semester.
Officials said 6,102 students — a 1 percent increase over the fall semester of last year — enrolled in classes that began in August.
They are taking 56,232 credit hours, officials said.
Undergraduate degree-seeking students are taking an average of 12 credit hours each, with 75 percent of the 3,580 core undergraduate students enrolled full-time.
The average PNC undergraduate degree-seeking student is 25 years old. There are 2,456 males and 3,646 females enrolled. PNC has 1,816 students from LaPorte County and 2,228 students from Porter County.
This semester, there are 2,522 students taking 13,798 credit hours through the Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment program, which allows high school students from 43 local schools to earn both high school and Purdue University credits while they take classes in their high school.
"This fall's enrollment record is a clear indication that our students know the value of higher education and that earning a bachelor's degree is crucial to their future success. PNC now offers 24 bachelor's degrees, giving students a variety of learning options," said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin in a written statement.
PNC has 47 students enrolled in its Saturday Master of Business Administration program, offered at PNC - Porter County in Valparaiso. PNC - Porter County also offers a full schedule of undergraduate courses. This semester, 532 students are enrolled in 2,653 credit hours of classes there.