Trinity reports 17% enrollment growth for fall 2013, largest growth in four years


Sept. 25, 2013

Trinity Lutheran College is pleased to announce its fourth consecutive year of enrollment growth. With 201 students enrolled this fall, Trinity reports a 17% growth over last year’s enrollment of 172, as well as an increase of over 135% since the college moved to Everett six years ago.

The college’s largest academic programs are Business, Psychology, Communications and Children, Youth & Family Studies. In total, Trinity offers 10 academic majors, 17 minors and over 40 programs of study.

Trinity’s fastest growing program is Informatics, which started at the college this fall with 10 students already enrolled. Informatics is a fast-growing field in which students learn basic computer programing and data analysis while also studying the interaction between technology and human beings to better improve functionality and outcomes from the technology. The college anticipates an increased enrollment in their Informatics program in spring term.

In addition to record enrollment growth, the college also boasts having one of the most diverse campuses in higher education, with 45% of its students identifying as students of color. This year’s student body comes to Trinity from 12 states and 10 international countries. 

"We're so pleased that the college continues to grow in enrollment, but I'm even more happy that our students are satisfied and moving on with their careers and their vocations,” said Trinity President John Reed.

As a college committed to student outcomes, Trinity continues to focus on preparing students for real world success after graduation.

“Last year 97% of our students were placed in a job or graduate program within a year of graduation,” Reed said.

This unusually high placement rate, along with record enrollment growth, is good news for the college and for the surrounding community, as Trinity continues to forge partnerships with area businesses and agencies that both benefit the local organizations and also provide outstanding opportunities for students.