Spring Hill College sets enrollment records

Mon, 09/13/2010 (All day)

Sept. 13, 2010

MOBILE, Ala. – The totals are in and it’s a record-breaking year on the “the Hill.” Spring Hill College set three enrollment records this fall, including welcoming the most students in the college’s history and the largest freshman class ever.

The freshman class came in at 392 students, compared to 358 in fall 2009. Total enrollment posted at 1,601. The fall figures also show the largest traditional undergraduate enrollment in history at 1,230 students.

“The record setting enrollment shows that students and their families believe in the college’s mission and quality,” said Rev. Richard P. Salmi, S.J., Spring Hill’s president. “And, it’s a tribute to the dedication of our faculty and staff.”

Spring Hill once again has received national recognition for 2010. U.S. News & World Report ranks the college 17th among the best Southern colleges and universities granting master’s degrees, and one of only 15 schools listed in the South’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, colleges that offer quality academic programs, affordable tuition and significant financial aid.

Spring Hill is also listed in the region’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category, campuses where B students thrive in an engaged student body.

Spring Hill College is the first Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college, and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States.