Enrollment at University of Jamestown is up from 963 last fall to 1005 this fall due to the addition of 297 new full-time students. This fall’s enrollment is a 5% increase over the average of the four previous years. Michael Heitkamp, Vice President of Enrollment Management at the University of Jamestown, stated that “While enrollment is a challenging item for today’s universities, the new initiatives at the University of Jamestown have provided new opportunities and interest for our prospective families.”
University of Jamestown has seen growth, not only in enrollment, but also in the academic programs it offers. The university is starting a mechanical engineering program, and has hired Dr. Bruce Chehroudi to lead the development and execution of the program. On the graduate level, Lonnie Pederson is heading the new Masters of Fine Arts in Leadership program at both the Jamestown and Fargo locations.
UJ is increasing student choices for athletic leadership with a brand new hockey program. The university has brought in former professional coach and NHL player Dean Stork to recruit and build for the future of Jimmie Hockey.
Returning students will also notice some upgraded facilities around campus. A brand new turf field was installed this summer for athletic practices and games when the weather affects the playing field. And, a new student space was created next to the coffee shop for students to gather, socialize, or study.
The University of Jamestown was established in 1883 and is ranked as a top regional school in both US News and World Report and The Princeton Review. The school features development of the whole person through its distinctive Journey to Success experience.