Wilson College sets enrollment record

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A total of 1,499 students are enrolled in Wilson College for the fall semester, the most in the college’s 149-year history.

This year’s enrollment marks the sixth consecutive year of growth under the Wilson Today plan, a series of measures approved in 2013 to revitalize the college and set it on a path to economic health and sustainability, according to a news release.

The plan included a tuition reduction and student loan buyback program, new career-oriented academic programs, campus improvements, coeducation in all programs and improved marketing and retention efforts.

The college reported that total enrollment is up more than 23 percent over last year. In addition, the number of new students entering the traditional undergraduate college increased by nearly 16 percent over fall 2017, producing the largest incoming class since 1966.