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Whether measured in

terms of geography,

ethnicity or socio-

economic background,

the incoming class is the

most diverse in the College’s

history:

Historically underrepresented

students comprise slightly more

than 26% of the class.

24 students hail from Texas and six

from California. (In 2012, we enrolled only two

students from both states, combined.)

Pennsylvania residents make up just 53% of the class, down from 61%

in 2012, suggesting that Lycoming College has become a

college with a national reach.

Partnerships with KIPP, YES PREP, MOSTE, NOBLE

Charter Schools, and SAY YES to Education resulted in

39 enrolled students from Chicago, San Antonio,

Houston, Nashville, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia,

Newark and Memphis.

Forty-seven percent of the class is Pell Grant-eligible. The

College’s historical mission of providing access to students who

would not otherwise be able to afford the cost of higher education

remains intact.

Contrary to broader trends in higher education, our new class

includes more men than women. Men comprise 53% of the class and

women 47%.

With our exchange students, the class includes 27 international

students from 15 countries.

Overall, Lycoming’s enrollment

is adjusting to the major

demographic trends affecting

higher education. Fewer students

are graduating from high schools in

the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and

more are coming from California

and Texas. This shift is mirrored

in the entering class. Meanwhile,

the number of Latino students

nationwide is growing, and that

segment of the Lycoming

student body is also

expanding. There are also

more international students

studying in the United

States, and the College

is focused on increasing the

number of international students

at Lycoming. Finally, as income

inequality grows, so will the Pell

Grant-eligible portion of the

population, and the College is

well-positioned to attract bright

students from within that

demographic.

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39

COUNTRIES

REPRESENTED

BY THE CLASS

OF 2019

STUDENTS ENROLLED

FROM PARTNERSHIPS

WITH KIPP, YES PREP,

MOSTE, NOBLE

AND SAY YES.

THE INCOMING

CLASS IS THE

MOST DIVERSE

IN THE

COLLEGE’S

HISTORY

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