Goshen College welcomes new and returning students

GOSHEN, Ind. — Goshen College welcomed new and returning students back to campus, as classes began on Aug. 29. Fall 2011 enrollment statistics at Goshen College show a total head count of 945 students attending full or part time and taking courses, seeking graduate degrees or seeking degrees through Goshen’s Division of Adult and External Studies (DAES), according to Goshen College Registrar Stan Miller.

Of the total this year, there are 893 students enrolled (full or part time) in the undergraduate program and 52 students enrolled in the college’s two graduate programs — a Master of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Education degree in Environmental Education.

Profile of Goshen College’s new students:

  • Average grade point average is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • 54 percent female, 46 percent male.
  • 50 percent come from Indiana
  • 116 high schools, 27 denominations and 10 countries are represented
  • The top declared majors are nursing, biology, business, physics, music, psychology and communication.

Editors: For more information about this release, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.