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Enrollment rises despite pandemic

Submitted by mzuercher on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:07
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Bethel’s incoming student numbers stayed up and total enrollment increased, a heartening trend following the unexpected end to the 2019-20 school year.

After the 20th day of classes, when semester numbers become official, there are 151 first-time freshmen (compared to last year’s 155), the second-largest class in the past 32 years, along with 30 transfer students.

Total enrollment was 469, compared to 456 in fall 2019, an increase of 2.8%.

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