As classes begin for the fall semester,
Hardin-Simmons University is pleased to report an increase in enrollment. The total number of new students enrolled for the Fall 2015 semester is
541; this includes 127 new, incoming transfers and 414 freshman. Compared
to the Fall semester of 2014 this represents an impressive increase of 13.6%.
Graduate enrollment is also up for the second consecutive year with a more than
6% increase, reaching a five year high.
Dr. Thomas Brisco, Provost and Chief
Academic Officer at Hardin-Simmons University, attributes the increase in
enrollment to both the increasing breadth and quality of academic programs
offered at HSU, and the great value Abilene and surrounding area students have
discovered in HSU’s Big Country Scholarship.
Launched in the Fall of 2014, HSU's Big
Country Scholarship provides a $10,000 per year scholarship (up to $40,000 over
4 years) to high school students graduating from public or private high schools
or homeschools in one of 24 surrounding Big Country Counties who are
approved for regular admission to HSU. More information is available at http://www.hsutx.edu/bcscholarship/.