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WWU welcomes 960 students to Fulton campus

WWU welcomes 960 students to Fulton campus

August 24th, 2011 in News

During a traditional Ivy Ceremony, new William Woods University students cross the Senior Lake Bridge while family and friends watch. When they graduate, they will cross the bridge through the ivy in the opposite direction.

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Despite the economic downturn, 960 students enrolled for the fall semester at the Fulton campus of William Woods University, including 310 freshmen and transfer students.

When classes started Monday, the university welcomed 310 new students from 28 states and seven foreign nations. The foreign students' home countries include Brazil, Canada, China, England, Ireland, Israel and Taiwan.

In the 42 states represented in campus enrollment, the top five states are Missouri, Illinois, California, Texas and Colorado.

Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU president, said the strong retention numbers indicate students are pleased with their decision to attend William Woods.