Northwest Nazarene University announced Wednesday that their Fall 2021 enrollment is 1,906 students. This year’s 1,183 undergraduate and 723 graduate students are comparable to previous years’ numbers despite the impact COVID-19 has had for the majority in higher education.
"We are thrilled for each and every student who has chosen to be part of our NNU community this fall. With all that is going on in our world, these strong enrollment numbers are an affirmation of the continued excellence in education that NNU is able to provide," Stacey Berggren, chief admissions officer, said. “We believe a significant part of our success can be attributed, in part, to the hard work that has been done by so many across campus to be able to continue to safely offer face-to-face classes and an on-campus experience to these students in the midst of a global pandemic.”
NNU welcomed 272 first-time freshmen and 47 transfer students. In addition, the university’s retention and persistent rate remained strong overall, with greater than 80% of traditional undergraduate students persisting from fall of 2020 to this fall.