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Dominican University is again breaking records. 

On Aug. 28, the university welcomed—for the second year in a row—the largest freshman class in its 122-year history. 

According to the official September census, 651 first-year students stepped on campus for the fall semester, reflecting an 8% increase over last year, which also saw its own record-breaking freshman enrollment.

Dominican’s continued focus on data-driven, culturally responsive student support, strong partnerships with local and national organizations that support student success, and ensuring students are job-ready through industry-responsive programs, career development, and professional mentorship have been crucial to building and maintaining enrollment. 

“Our ongoing efforts to reach more prospective students are showing positive results and it is encouraging to see so many students choosing the Catholic liberal arts education we offer,” said Dominican University President Dr. Glena G. Temple. “Many of these students are the first in their families to attend college, and we are committed to serving and supporting them as they achieve their academic goals.”