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Contact: Greg Dart
Snow College Director of Communications
Phone: (435) 283-7154

October 15, 2010

Snow Bests State Average With 7.27 Percent Growth For Fall 2010

EPHRAIM - Snow College recorded record enrollment for the second straight year, in numbers reported today.

Snow’s full-time equivalent student population increased by 214 students to 3,161. The total number of students attending Snow increased to 4,386.

“We continue to grow faster than the state average,” said Greg Dart, Director of Admissions and Communications at Snow. “Students can see that we provide an educational experience that is difficult to duplicate.”

Dart credits a better understanding of the high quality of Snow’s program and an aggressive marketing campaign for the increase.

“Colleges are growing across the country - especially community colleges,” said Dart. “What is amazing about Snow’s growth is that we are growing among traditional students who want a real college experience.”

Snow continues to draw more students away from their homes to study at its Ephraim and Richfield campuses. Couple that with the fact that Snow’s growth is made up mostly of traditionally aged students, and it shows the growth is different than what is going on at many colleges and universities across the country, Dart said.

“This growth is sustainable,’ said Dart. “The addition of a new library, a new classroom building coming online in January and growing general education growth on the Richfield campus all point to the positive direction Snow is heading.”

As a state, Utah saw an increase of 6,389 full time equivalent students, with only Dixie State College, Utah Valley University and USU-CEU besting Snow’s growth percent.

Dixie continues to grow it’s new four-year programs, UVU is benefiting from the transition to a university and USU-CEU is reporting for the first time as part of the USU system.