As excitement continues to build on the Wayland Baptist University Plainview campus concerning new programs, new buildings and renovation projects, the school also is enjoying an increase in enrollment in Plain view and across the university system.
The fall 2012 enrollment numbers show a modest 1.11 percent increase throughout the WBU system, with the Plainview campus enjoying a 5.86 percent increase in student enrollment. Plainview campus enrollment reached 1,826 students while the system enrollment grew to 6,834. Those students are enrolled in 48,779 credit hours, with 17,927 begin taken at the Plainview campus, an increase of more than 3 percent.
The Plainview campus shows a 3.43 percent increase in undergraduate enrollment with 1,387 students, up from 1,341 a year ago. The largest increase came in the number of students enrolled in graduate programs with 439, a 14.3 percent increase from the 2011 numbers. Wayland offers graduate programs in history, English, counseling, education, business administration, management, religion, Christian ministry, public administration and multidisciplinary science. The WBU School of Nursing, based at Wayland’s San Antonio campus, also offers a master’s degree in nursing.
The San Antonio campus remains the largest Wayland campus in terms of head count with 1,969 students, an increase of nearly 4 percent from a year ago. The enrollment at Wayland’s Lubbock campus dropped to 624 students, down from 686 a year ago. The campus in Amarillo remained steady with 109 students, up from 106 in 2011.
Wayland Baptist University is a faith-based institution of higher learning with campuses in Plainview, Lubbock, Amarillo, Wichita Falls and San Antonio, Texas; Clovis and Albuquerque, N.M.; Altus, Okla.; Phoenix and Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.; and Mililani, Hawaii.