Park University welcomes largest freshman class ever

Park University welcomes largest freshman class
Posted at 12:31 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 13:31:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Park University welcomed its largest incoming freshman class in its 142-year history with record enrollment for the fall 2017 semester. 

The Parkville campus welcomed 293 first-time freshmen for the fall, beating out the record of 257 set in 2008.

Enrollment is up 12.3 percent from last year, the university reported, from 1,295 to 1,455.

The school reported 9,510 students nationwide, a 5.2 percent increase from 2016.

See an interview about the enrollment spike with the university's Vice President in the media player at the top of this page.