SUNY Canton Applications up 40 Percent

Future students should apply early to gain placement in the College’s most popular programs.

Students continue to flock to SUNY Canton.

Applications for Fall 2012 are up nearly 40 percent over last year’s record-breaking totals and the College is anticipating another year of all-time enrollment highs.

“We are continuing the SUNY Canton tradition of breaking enrollment records,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy.  “We’ve accepted approximately 1,400 students to date for Fall 2012, compared to 991 at this time last year. Having such a large increase at this point in the admissions process allows us to increase our selectivity to create an academically stronger incoming class.”

To date, the College has received approximately 3,600 applications, compared to 2,600 applications at the beginning of 2011.

SUNY Canton Applications By Year

SUNY Canton has had record-breaking enrollment for the past four years. The Fall 2011 semester had approximately 3,825 students, up almost 50 percent from Fall 2006 and up an incredible 75 percent from Fall 2000.

Contributing factors to the College’s growth include new bachelor’s degrees added during the previous few years. The College has received approximately 140 applications for the completely new four-year veterinary technology program, making it among the most popular bachelor’s degree programs added in the past year. The College’s new sports management program has received approximately 126 applications already.

“With popular standing majors like criminal investigation, nursing, and the engineering technology curricula, these new options are attracting a wider selection of applicants who are interested in our four year degrees,” said Nicole Campbell, the College’s director of admissions. “Because we have such a high volume of applications, students should apply early for the Fall 2012 semester to secure a spot in their chosen major.”

There has been a 30 percent increase in students applying for admission into the graphic and multimedia design program, a 20 percent increase for nursing, and criminal investigation applications are up approximately 15 percent. Overall applications to the combined engineering technology curricula are up almost 90 percent.

“Last year we received approximately 5,800 applications for the fall semester,” added Campbell. “We appear to be well on our way to hitting a new all-time high this year, and maybe even topping the 6,000 mark for the first time in the College’s history. The people in our admissions office have been working hard to keep up with such a fantastic increase. I applaud them for their dedication to serving our prospective students and their families.”

Early this year, the College opened the new Grasse River Suites residence hall to accommodate its expanding student population. The apartment style living complex is designed primarily to offer greater independent on-campus housing for upperclassmen. SUNY Canton also recently celebrated the completion of its new athletic and convocation center, nicknamed Roos House.

For more information on how to apply, visit www.canton.edu/admissions, contact 315-386-7123 or 800-288-7123, or email admissions@canton.edu.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.


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