Fall classes kicked off on Monday with more students than the University of West Florida has even enrolled.
President Judy Bense said the university currently hit the 13,000 enrollment milestone while many other colleges and universities of comparable size are seeing enrollment shrink.
“Not only [have we been keeping] our head above water, we’ve actually grown,” Bense said. “That’s a sign of health, of wealth and a sign we’re doing something right.”
“It’s sustainable – not a big spike but slow growth.”
The university’s campus also continues to grow with a new wellness center for students as well as a daycare center.