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AZ: Midwestern University Glendale Enrollment Tops 3,000 for First Time

September 27, 2013

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University, home to Arizona's largest medical school and the state's first College of Veterinary Medicine, is pleased to announce the achievement of another milestone in the University's history.

For the first time since the University's Glendale campus was established in 1995, total enrollment in Midwestern's 14 graduate degree programs exceeds 3,000 students. For comparison's sake, only 136 students - 103 osteopathic medical students and 33 physician assistant students - were on campus during Midwestern's first year of classes in the Fall of 1996.

2013-2014 MWU Glendale Student Enrollment by College:

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) 1,033
College of Pharmacy-Glendale (CPG) 453
College of Health Sciences (CHS-AZ) 843
College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (CDMA) 471
Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) 210
TOTAL: 3,010

"The mission of Midwestern University is to meet the healthcare needs of society by educating professionals who are committed to caring for others," said Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University.  "We have achieved and sustained our growth by offering quality healthcare education and by developing new academic programs for professions that are in demand, and through the clinical institutes that serve the health needs of our neighbors." 

More than 6,200 medical professionals have graduated from Midwestern University's Glendale campus since its inception, with over 40% remaining in-state to practice.

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