The newly combined Saybrook University welcomes its first incoming class this fall, 2009, and a robust new student enrollment of between 170 – 175 is anticipated. This total – the combined total fall ’09 enrollment for all colleges – represents significant growth over enrollment for fall 2008.
The exact total has yet to be determined, since several new students were in the process of making final enrollment decisions as of the time the figures were developed, and won’t officially be counted until they have completed the process. Final enrollment figures for LIOS Graduate College, whose programs start at the end of September, are also still being tabulated.
“Ultimately, Saybrook’s new enrollment goals were realized by offering diverse, multi-disciplinary programs, building upon our existing programs that provide both personal and career opportunities, and promoting new programs that complement our humanistic missions and core values,” said Annie McGeady, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Admissions. “Our faculty members have been central in this development, and we’re realizing that positive impact”.
This successful total enrollment represents strength from all of academic areas, McGeady said,and especially from new Mind-Body Medicine degrees, PsyD and MFT programs, other psychology degrees, as well as LIOS students. “Saybrook’s Organizational Systems degrees also performed well, enrolling more new OS students than each of the last three fall semesters. The Human Science program enrolled a small but talented core group.”
The enrollment jump is part of an ongoing sustained effort, and one that appears to be succeeding: applications for Spring 2010 are up nearly 50% from last year.