Campus News 2009

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2009

Schreiner enrollment up for 4th year running

Schreiner University announced Friday that it has a record enrollment for the fourth year in a row.

Schreiner has a total student body of 1,084, which is a seven percent increase from last year. This year sees an incoming freshman class of 289, up from last fall’s 266.

“The record freshman class and record enrollment growth of this size are noteworthy any time; in the current economic climate, they are astonishing,” Dr. Tim Summerlin, Schreiner’s president, said.

“As Schreiner University becomes more widely known, prospects who visit our campus continue to be impressed by the exceptionally open and supportive culture they encounter,” Summerlin said. “Second, the dynamism of our academic programs is being more widely recognized. These factors will not diminish, only grow, so we are enthusiastic about the future as well as the present.”

“I salute the admission and financial aid team whose efforts are at the heart of this accomplishment.”

The record enrollment is another step in reaching the University’s long-term goal of a student body of 1,200. That growth is evidenced in other areas besides enrollment, in part, by the recent opening of Faulkner Hall, a freshman residence hall, and the Mountaineer Fitness Center.

Peg Layton, vice president for enrollment and student services and dean of students at Schreiner, also praised the University’s team effort.

“On the front lines of the recruitment effort were our admission and financial aid staff who have worked with families for months, sometimes years, to make it possible for their students to be here,” said Layton. “Our coaching staff and our orientation team also played key roles. But at a small private college like Schreiner, significant enrollment growth is possible only when the entire campus community is involved in recruitment and retention, including our faculty, who are not only educators but also mentors for our students.”

Schreiner’s increasing enrollment also is good news for the community at large. It is estimated that the University’s economic impact on the Kerrville area is more than $72 million.

For more information about Schreiner University, visit our Web site at or call the Admission office at 830-792-7217.

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