WINONA LAKE – Grace College has announced that the school set a record in welcoming 1,307 undergraduate students at the Winona Lake campus – the most in school history.
This was a result of recruiting the second-largest incoming class of 465 students this year and a strong retention rate. With an additional 42 new undergraduate students through its online associate degree, College Launch and Akron program, Grace is welcoming 507 first-time students. The school’s overall enrollment totals 2,069 students this semester.
“We praise the Lord for the amazing enrollment figures we’ve seen this year at both the college and the seminary,” said Dr. Drew Flamm, the new president of Grace College and Seminary as of July 2022. “It is so encouraging to hear the stories of our students – whether they are here on campus, online, at our Akron location or even on-site at their own church through Deploy – and be reminded of why Christian higher education matters. We are all here to better know Christ and make Him known.”
In Flamm’s first few months as president, he has placed significant emphasis on the seminary’s original mission statement, “To know Christ and make Him known.” Flamm has stressed the importance of studying all fields and disciplines for the purpose of sharing who Christ is with the world.
While the school has seen growth in many of its 100+ majors, minors and concentrations, Grace is increasing its focus on the STEM fields, including health science, computer science, medical imaging and engineering. Several of these programs have reached significant milestones. A few weeks ago, the Department of Engineering was granted ABET accreditation, the same bar of accreditation that is used to assess engineering programs of all sizes, including Purdue and MIT. The medical imaging major, added in 2021, grew by 60% this year.