Mennonite Brethren colleges set enrollment records

Oct 7, 2017 by and

The two U.S. Mennonite Breth­ren colleges set enrollment records this fall, while their Mennonite Church USA counterparts reported mixed results. Three achieved increases of 9 or 10 percent, while two had...

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Freeman Academy confronts its rural challenges

May 1, 2017 by and

FREEMAN, S.D. — The clanging and clinking of plates, cutlery, pots and pans. The metallic hum of the sausage grinder. The sizzle of New Year’s cookies in the fryer. The wafting strains of music. The...

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Goshen bounces back in a year of lower enrollments

Oct 3, 2016 by and

In a down year for enrollment at many U.S. Mennonite colleges, universities and seminaries, Goshen (Ind.) College’s enrollment is up, returning to levels it last saw in 2013. Overall, two institutions...

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Are the humanities in crisis at Christian colleges?

May 10, 2016 by

Last week I was part of a discussion at Bethel University about what defines “the humanities.” I bit my tongue, but I was tempted to say, “A perpetual sense of crisis.” And perhaps “crisis of the...

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Enrollments mostly down; Bethel bounces back

Oct 12, 2015 by and

Bethel College in North Newton, Kan., is the brightest spot among U.S. Mennonite college and seminary enrollments, with six of the eight institutions showing declines. Enrollment at Bethel has returned to...

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Fresno Pacific’s gain leads fall enrollment totals

Oct 13, 2014 by and

Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University set an enrollment record this fall by adding more than 250 students.   Four other U.S. Mennonite colleges, universities and seminaries grew enrollment, while three...

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Colleges and seminaries report enrollment totals

Oct 17, 2013 by and

Eastern Mennonite University’s fall enrollment made the biggest gains among U.S. Mennonite colleges and seminaries compared to a year ago. Four institutions saw total enrollments increase, though two of...

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