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HAU posts enrollment gains anew

Holy Angel University continues to attract more students with its enrollment tally for School Year 2013-2014 now pushing towards the 20,000 mark.

HAU has 19,163 students this year compared to last year’s 18,455, an increase of 708 students.

“This is a surprise, considering the regional and national downtrend among schools,” University President Dr. Arlyn S. Villanueva, says. “It means that more families in Pampanga are investing in their children’s education and that their school of choice continues to be Holy Angel.”

The HAU Colleges of Arts, Sciences and Education, Business and Accountancy, Engineering and Architecture, and Criminal Justice Education and Forensics all saw their enrollment shooting up this year.

Both Elementary School and High School also posted gains, while the Graduate School continues its enrollment period this week and is expected to exceed its previous record as well.

Dr. Villanueva attributes the increase to a combination of factors, including reputation of the University’s academic offerings, its improved facilities, and its decision not to increase tuition fees this year.

“Despite all the problems we face, we are trying our best to be true to the Founder’s mission, which is to give Pampanga and Central Luzon residents access to excellent education so that they don’t have to go to Manila and elsewhere,” Dr. Villanueva says.

Business and Accountancy remains the University’s biggest College with 4,758 students, up from last year’s 4,426. Catching up is Engineering and Architecture with 3,910 enrollees this year, a big jump from last year’s 3,296.

“These two Colleges carry our University’s flagship programs, which consistently perform very well in the board exams, so we expect them to continue growing in the next few years,” Dr. Villanueva says.

The third biggest College, Hospitality Management, tallied 2,213 enrollees this year, slightly down from last year’s 2,402, while Arts, Sciences and Education has overtaken Information and Communications Technology as the next biggest College with 1,628 and 1,536 students, respectively.

Similarly, last year’s smallest College, Criminal Justice Education and Forensics, has also overtaken Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences with 312 and 296 enrollees, respectively.

“We have high hopes for Nursing because the two newly opened courses in the College, BS MedTech and BS RadTech, are already quite popular,” Dr. Villanueva reveals.

Both Elementary School and High School also registered more enrollees this year than last. According to the HAU president, the increase is “an indication of the public’s confidence in our new K to 12 program.”

The total High School tally this year is 3,523, divided into 1,840 Grades 7 and 8 and 1,683 Third and Fourth Years.

Rounding up the figures are 653 for Elementary School (Kindergarten to Grade 6) and 334 for Graduate School.

Date Posted: 07-01-2013