Enrollment up 8 Percent

YC enjoying highest enrollment in three years

Trevor Goodie and Jamel Wheatley check in at the admissions station during move-in day. The freshman duo made the trip from Lafayette, LA to be a part of YC's wrestling team.


With a great recruiting season and strong retention rate, the college will enjoy an enrollment growth of 8 percent as the 2009-10 school year gets underway.

“That’s a pretty phenomenal swing in the course of one school year,” Willie Sanchez, Director of Admissions, told the YC community. “It took a lot of dedicated work by a lot of people.” Reversing recent disappointments in student recruiting, York’s success is in stark contrast to the national picture for private colleges and universities’ enrollment for traditional undergraduate students.

YC President, Steve Eckman, praised the admissions office and coaches for their recruiting efforts. “We are indebted to Willie and his staff as they put in countless hours of phone calls, home visits, and campus tours in order to get out our story. Our coaches have done an outstanding job both with recruiting and retention,” Eckman said.

Retention of students eligible to return increased from 62% in 2008 to almost 80% this year.

“This is due to hard work all across this campus. Our faculty and staff have resolved many issues to help our students return,” Eckman said commenting on retention efforts. “Many also volunteered to help prepare the campus for their return, above and beyond expectations of their jobs. The work that’s being done by so many is indicative of a strong spirit of sacrifice and service that has characterized York College for many years. It is the reason York is a great college choice for students who want a school where they are nurtured and challenged in every aspect of their life.”

With enrollment numbers on target at 430 students, York will enjoy financial stability at a time when many school’s are struggling with budget issues - some related to enrollment.

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