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Keystone begins 2012-2013 academic year with largest full-time enrollment in school history

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Posted: 08/22/2012

La Plume – Keystone College will begin its 2012-2013 academic year on Monday, August 27 by welcoming 1,400 full-time students, a one percent increase over last year’s fall enrollment and the largest full-time enrollment in the College’s 144 year history.

Total enrollment includes 1,780 full-time and part-time students, approximately the same as 2011. Included in the total enrollment are 360 freshmen, a four percent increase over last year and the largest freshman class since 2007, and 125 transfer students.

“The continued growth of our freshman class clearly demonstrates that students and parents throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond recognize the high quality of a Keystone education, the many degree options we offer, and the continued success of our graduates,” said Sarah Keating, vice president for enrollment and marketing.

More than 500 students will live on campus. Popular majors for incoming students include the sciences and environmental resource management, especially in Keystone’s specialized alternative energy concentration. The College’s business program also remains a popular major.   

Freshmen resident students arrived on campus on Wednesday, August 22 to move into their respective residence halls. There is music, hot dogs, and refreshments as part of a “Welcome to Keystone” celebration. The College's signature  Compass Overnight Adventure Program will take place Thursday, August 23 through Saturday, August 25 at various locations on and off campus. Classes in Keystone’s Weekender Program begin Friday, August 24, and classes for traditional students begin August 27. 

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