NJCU announces graduate and undergraduate enrollments both up over 26%


New Jersey City University has announced that their graduate and undergraduate enrollments are both up over 26 percent for the spring semester.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

NJCU’s Enrollment Management team has reported that new graduate enrollment has increased 27.31 percent compared to the same period last year.

Additionally, new undergraduate enrollment is up 26.45 percent, while undergraduate transfer new enrollment rose 34.38 percent.

“This is the direct result of a concerted and collaborative effort to strengthen an institutional mission of meeting a population where they are, of breaking down institutional and systemic barriers of access, and a deliberate focus on the sustainability of a mission for an extraordinary community of overwhelmingly working-class, first-generation students,” NJCU Interim President Andres Acebo said in a statement.

“Every partnership and every decision we have made together over the last year has had this as its aim. We have accomplished this while offering a narrower and more mission-focused academic portfolio. In the coming days we will unveil our shared governance-produced refreshed mission and vision along with our new academic master plan that enshrines a culture of continuous improvement, student success, community engagement, and mission-focused financial stewardship and sustainability.”

The enrollment spike represents the first since the COVID-19 pandemic and comes just before the university unveils a new academic master plan that not only addresses curriculum, but retention, its first strategic enrollment plan, and unveiling a mission and vision refresh.

“The enrollment success we see is a testament to the amazing teamwork of our Enrollment Management team and its leaders as well as the strong partnership between enrollment management and faculty. We are focused on our mission. We are strategic in our pursuits,” added NJCU Interim Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Donna Breault.

“We are all working toward a shared vision, and we continue to lift one another up in our efforts. The energy and commitment among our stakeholders are contagious, and we have felt it with incredible turnout during our new student orientations and open houses, and during our in-person recruiting events. Students and their families are excited about NJCU again, and it continues to motivate our entire team.”

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