Hope Sets Record-High Enrollment
Posted September 10, 2002
HOLLAND -- Hope College has enrolled a record
number of students this year, topping 3,000 students for the
second time in the college's history.
Hope has enrolled 3,035 students this fall, up
from 2,999 last year and the previous high of 3,015 in the
fall of 2000. The college has set enrollment records in
four of the last five years.
The student body is comprised of 1,187 men and
1,848 women from 44 states and territories and 37 foreign
Students transferring to Hope from other colleges
and universities total 59, compared with 57 in 2001. There
are 105 students in off-campus programs, compared to 98 last
The enrollment by class, with last year's class in
parentheses, is: freshmen, 758 (801); sophomores, 759
(718); juniors, 659 (687); seniors, 757 (692); and special
students, 102 (101).
The largest representation is from Michigan with
2,302 students, followed by Illinois, 259; Indiana, 98; New
York and Ohio, 56 each; Wisconsin, 36; Iowa, 25; Minnesota,
24; New Jersey, 20; Missouri, 14; California and Colorado,
13 each; and Pennsylvania with 11.
Foreign countries represented in the student body
include: Albania, Bolivia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cameroon,
Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador,
Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Japan,
Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal,
Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal,
South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand,
Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.
Hope College was chartered in 1866 and is
affiliated with the Reformed Church in America (RCA). The
college offers courses in 56 majors leading to a Bachelor of
Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of
Science in Nursing degree.