Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Focus on recruitment paying off for Florida A&M University

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M University is realizing a 30-percent increase in admitted freshmen as of mid-December over this time last year.

William Hudson, vice president for student affairs, also said FAMU has received about an 18 percent increase in freshmen applications compared to last fall.

“For summer 2017 applications, we are seeing approximately a 28 percent increase in freshman applications over last year, and an approximate 29 percent increase in admitted freshman students over last year,” he added.

Hudson said the university expects to continue to see an increase this spring, as students work to meet the May 1 deadline.

“We continue to recruit with a laser focus and have had strong turnouts at our recent recruitment events, such as those held in Atlanta last week and Orlando last month,” Hudson said. “The Orlando recruitment fair attracted thousands of students, and we had a full house at our Atlanta recruitment program.”


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