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McMurry’s dual credit program brings small school big success

Sheridan Wood
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McMurry University is celebrating a huge enrollment jump. In the spring semester of 2023, the university had 1,244 students on its rolls. This spring that number shot up to 2,237, a nearly 80% increase.

McMurry Vice President of Enrollment Management Grant Greenwood says administrators credit McMurry’s Dual Credit Academy for much of the jump. The university offers more than 20 college classes to high schoolers in more than 100 Texas school districts. And Greenwood says more than 1,200 students signed up, “There aren't a whole lot of four-year institutions that provide courses for college students. So we've been able to create a program with our online courses and face-to-face courses that have been really popular for high schools across the state. We're helping more and more students find different pathways towards a degree and to college credits.”

High Schoolers who complete a dual credit course also earn a scholarship to attend McMurry.

Greenwood says the school plans to continue its growth by investing in new additions to the campus and offering students more academic resources.