La Sierra University Reaches Another Record Enrollment

Welcome, Class of 2017!

La Sierra University has reached the highest enrollment in its history, with 2,478 students enrolled for the Fall 2013 term as of October 4. This is the fourth year in a row that La Sierra has seen an enrollment increase. Over that time, the student body has grown by 33 percent.

"We are especially pleased with the large number of returning students," says President Randal Wisbey. "I believe this reflects their satisfaction with the quality education they are receiving at La Sierra."

The H.M.S. Richards Divinity School saw the largest growth this fall, with a 29 percent jump in undergraduate majors and a 16 percent increase in graduate students. Biology students have enrolled in such large numbers that the university has outfitted two new labs to accommodate demand.

The film and television program, launched last year, has already more than doubled in enrollment. The criminal justice program has grown to 183 students and expanded to a second campus in Ontario.  And residence halls are filled nearly to capacity, continuing a trend from last year.

“We are excited to see this record enrollment,” says President Wisbey. “It is our honor to be able to provide a strong academic environment within a context of Christian faith and service to our growing student body.”

La Sierra University
Marilyn Thomsen
Vice President, Communication and Integrated Marketing

  • Last update on  October 10, 2013