September 21, 2015 – Bartlesville, OK
With total enrollment nearing 1,700 students, it is another record-breaking year at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Both the on-campus and Adult & Graduate Studies programs are at an all time high.
In addition, OKWU has again placed in the top 15 US News Best Regional Colleges West. The University was also listed in the top 10 again for the Western region in multiple categories, including Best Value College and Best Colleges for Veterans.
“At a time of moral confusion and cultural capitulation OKWU stands confident in its identity and clear in its mission,” said the University’s president, Dr. Everett Piper. “We don’t apologize for who we are and, as the result, we are growing at record levels. I’m grateful for our momentum and proud of our accolades.”
This year’s numbers reflect a 43% increase in total enrollment over the last 10 years, and a 23% increase in on-campus enrollment. John Means, Executive Vice President, says the increases reflect a response by the students to OKWU’s unapologetic stand for the Lordship of Jesus Christ:
“Because of this focus—our primary focus—we concentrate on the spiritual development of our students. There is nothing more important. What follows our primary focus is a great academic and social experience. When you weave the spiritual, academic and social aspects together, our students choose OKWU—on purpose.”