Hiram College Surpasses New Student Enrollment Goal

HIRAM, Ohio – Hiram College has exceeded its 2023-24 enrollment goal, with 255 incoming undergraduate students following the fall census count. 

The number of students surpassed the college’s goal by 10% and demonstrated a 15% increase in first-year enrollment from the 2022-23 academic year, a news release states.

“The team at Hiram has worked tirelessly this recruitment cycle, and I am incredibly proud of the collaboration between the enrollment offices and the rest of the faculty, staff, coaches and alumni to make these exceptional results possible,” said Andrea Welch, vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “It’s a true testament to the strong strategic recruitment and marketing strategy that the team put together, coupled with a focus on affordability, data-informed decisions and a student-centered approach.”  

Inquiries, visits and applications have grown steadily, with admits increasing 18.5% from 2022, according to the release. Hiram also saw the highest number of transfer students since fall 2018, with a 12% increase over last year. Over the course of the year, the number of campus visits increased by 22%, with 2,355 visitors both in-person and virtually.

“At Hiram, we are known for our commitment to personalized outreach and student support throughout the entire enrollment process,” said Jana Willan, director of admission. “The work that we have done to ensure that processes flow smoothly and that touch points are more intentional for incoming students and families has been fruitful. The Hiram community is incredibly passionate about showing students all that we have to offer so that they can take that next step in life with confidence that they have found their perfect fit.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.