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Applications and enrollment surge at Marymount University for Fall 2022 semester

By: Marymount University

September 6, 2022

Defying recent national higher education trends, Marymount University has recorded significant increases from last year in both applications and enrollment deposits for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Leading up to the Fall 2022 semester, a total of 3,551 applications were submitted from prospective students – a 44 percent jump from the 2,462 applications that the University received prior to the 2021-2022 academic year. This data represents both the largest total number of applications that Marymount has received as well as the highest year-to-year growth percentage in applications received over the last 16 years of recorded admissions data available.

Notable growth is also visible from enrollment deposits and the current first-year class of Marymount students in the Class of 2026. This year’s total of 398 deposits from new Saints is a 20 percent increase from last year’s total of 331, which stands as the highest year-to-year growth percentage in deposits over the last 16 years. The total deposit number for Fall 2022 is also the highest that Marymount has recorded since Fall 2018.

“At a time when colleges and universities nationally are still striving to fill their classrooms and recover from the impacts of COVID-19, this remarkable growth at Marymount is a testament to how our comprehensive and career-focused academic programs are incredibly valuable and highly sought after by the next generation,” said Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University. “When the pandemic struck, it would have been understandable for an institution to solely focus on just staying afloat – but we decided to not only survive but thrive, and we’re seeing the results of our joint efforts coming into focus today.”

To explain Marymount’s application and enrollment surge, University administrators credit a variety of measures taken across the institution over the past year. These include an increase in outreach and marketing efforts to prospective students, greater access that was achieved through streamlining the application process, growing recognition of Marymount as Virginia’s first and only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), the launch of a new Men’s Wrestling team in Marymount Athletics, with a new Women’s Wrestling squad to follow in Fall 2023, and the addition of numerous new academic programs.

Debuting in the Fall 2022 semester are bachelor’s degree programs in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Cloud Computing, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Design Studies and Neuroscience; a master’s program in Medical Sciences; a new Hospitality & Innovation track for graduate MBA and IT students, as well as online tracks in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program; and graduate certificates in Digital Marketing, Health & Wellness Coaching and International Relations.

“For the leaders of tomorrow who are looking at where they should earn their college degree, Marymount offers big ideas, all the support they need and all the opportunities they could want – all while being located just minutes from the center of our nation’s capital,” added Dr. William Bisset, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Marymount University. “These latest application and enrollment statistics are numbers we should be proud of, and it’s all thanks to our dedicated faculty, staff and administrators who have helped make this possible.”

About Marymount University

Marymount University is a private, doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary with its main campus in Arlington, Va., Marymount offers students a unique mix of health, STEM programs and liberal arts fields in an applied curriculum that provides market-driven educational opportunities in a wide range of disciplines at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Marymount has about 4,000 students enrolled, representing approximately 49 states and 75 countries. The University has been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the most internationally diverse student bodies in the nation.

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