Sept. 24, 2012
Trinity’s campus was abuzz earlier this month with new students ready to begin their college careers. And after a busy summer preparing, the college was ready to welcome both new and returning students.
This year, Trinity welcomes 91 new students, and the college is pleased to report that it has doubled its enrollment over the past three years, boasting its largest incoming class since its move to Everett.
Trinity’s theme for this academic year is “excellence,” and convocation speakers admonished new and returning students alike to both expect and strive for excellence in their classes, on the athletic fields, in their internships, and in their relationships with one another. After convocation, students headed to classes where waiting professors once again engaged them in an education of both the mind and the heart.
For a small college, Trinity is doing some big things this academic year. One arena where this is evident is in its sports programs. In addition to offering four collegiate athletic programs (men’s soccer, women’s soccer, cross-country and golf), the college also partners with the Everett Rowing Association to offer collegiate crew, and it hopes to add a Track and Field program in spring 2013.
The college is also moving forward offering new academic majors for students. Theology and Philosophy and Graphic Design & Visual Communications were added within the past two years, and starting in fall 2013, Trinity will offer a major in Informatics, a program that is a fusion of computer science, information science, and social science.
However, some things at Trinity remain the same. Small class sizes, averaging 8.5 students, are still a mainstay for the college, as well as a 7:1 faculty-student ratio. Christian faith and worship remains at the center of its life together. And Trinity graduates continue to report amazingly high placement rates for jobs and graduate school programs (an average of 90% in the last three years).
These are some of the reasons why Trinity continues to grow in size, and it’s also why students return year after year. As the college kicks off its 69th academic year, striving for excellence in all areas of its life together, it continues moving forward, all the while staying true to what it claims to be: a place that is intellectual, faithful, and engaged.