Emily Switzer is an accounting major from Ogdensburg attending SUNY Canton
CANTON – An estimated 3,400 students at SUNY Canton are starting the fall semester, meeting the school’s enrollment goals, according to the school..
About 850 first-time full-time freshmen are enrolled, while about 250 students transferred in.
"We're working hard to ensure that we have optimum enrollment, with well-prepared students and programs that prepare our graduates for successful careers," said SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman.
Strategic enrollment management allows the College's administration to plan new growth and academic program development. It focuses on enrolling the right students in the right programs and will help bolster graduation and two- and four-year retention rates.
"Over the next year, we will continue to attract first-time students, and we will increase our emphasis on recruiting transfer students and those studying engineering technology," said Director of Admissions Bruce Smith.
SUNY Canton has been increasingly raising the grade point average (GPA) of its incoming students, according to a new release. The average GPA of incoming students for this semesgter is estimated to be 82.5, compared to 80.6 in 2009.