Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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SUNY Orange Newburgh campus enrollment sets record

NEWBURGH – Enrollment at the SUNY Orange Newburgh campus is up over 20 percent as the new academic year begins.

The college reached an all-time high of 1,573 students registered for classes in Newburgh. Enrollment had steadily grown in Newburgh from 2010 through 2013 during campus expansion including construction of Kaplan Hall and renovations to the Tower Building.

Enrollment fell in each of the ensuring four years, though.

College President Dr. Kristine Young said there are several reasons why the student population is up now.

“We have engaged with the community, have started some new programs to engage with the community in Newburgh like the Liberty Partnership program to raise awareness, particular among high school students in Newburgh that the college is there and available to them,” Young said.

The college is looking to further establish its Newburgh campus as a hub of education and community collaboration with its Innovation Grand Street proposal that would refurbish three buildings – the American Legion building, former YMCA building and Masonic Lodge – adjacent to the campus. Those buildings are owned by Orange County.

The SUNY Orange main campus is in the City of Middletown.


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