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Purdue University Northwest touts rising enrollment, 'increasingly diverse student population'

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Purdue University Northwest

Enrollment is up at Purdue University Northwest. PNW is reporting a fall 2022 enrollment of 8,911, a 1.3-percent increase from last school year. The number of first-time freshmen increased by about 21 percent.

The school says it's also becoming more diverse. More than a quarter of PNW's undergraduate students are Hispanic, and 56 percent are first-generation college students.

Chancellor Thomas Keon said in a statement that the "enrollment data reflect the changing landscape of who PNW is today" and that students are choosing the school "for its quality academics its commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment and its proven impact on our region.”