CLARION, Pa., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion University of Pennsylvania, already known for strong Business, Education and Health Sciences programming, is excited to share news of ongoing growth in these key areas of study, and more.
Perhaps most exciting, Education enrollment numbers have rebounded and appear poised to show growth in Secondary Education certification fields and Elementary Education. Clarion's Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, for example, has increased by 24 percent since 2015. That same percentage increase can also be attributed to The Master of Education, across multiple concentrations.
At Clarion, Nursing programs are more in-demand than ever and the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is at capacity for 2016-2017 has just reached capacity for the 2017-2018 school year. In fact, in the past year, the four-year BSN program has more than doubled, increasing from 73 to 157 students. Those still interested in that program are encouraged to explore other options available at the university, including the ASN and Pre-Nursing programs, which provide alternate avenues to enter the BSN program at a later date. Likewise, the RN-to-BSN completion program and the Master's in Nursing (MSN) show significant growth in numbers.
Business degrees, most notably Accounting and Business Administration, are expanding in enrollment as well, fitting the trend of students choosing Clarion first, for accredited degrees that lead directly to professional employment. Clarion's MBA program, specifically, has grown eight percent in just this past year.
Additionally, new programs in Nutrition & Fitness, Data Analytics, and Counseling continue to reflect strong student interest. Overall, deposits are notably up from the same date in time last year, which were also up over 2015.
Dr. Todd J. Pfannestiel, provost and vp for academic affairs, notes that "Students are coming to Clarion University for the degree and leaving prepared for a professional career. We will continue to see greater emphasis on the fact that the vast majority of Clarion students enroll in professional degrees in education, business, and the health sciences, including nursing. As students make these decisions, we plan to focus our academic energies on those fields that prepare students for professions, here in Pennsylvania in beyond."
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