Spartan Preview Day points to continued growth

Missouri Baptist University welcomed about 100 prospective families Feb. 19 for Spartan Preview.

The event, which gives future MBU students a glimpse of the growing West St. Louis County campus, features information on the enrollment process, financial aid, academic majors, and extracurricular programs.

“Attending a college that is small, has a Christian focus, and challenges me academically is important,” said Katherine Phillips, an incoming freshman from Mobile, Ala. Katherine flew in to visit campus and interviewed Saturday for the University’s most prestigious scholarship.

“We are fortunate to see continued enrollment growth, specifically among freshman students, during a time that our nation is experiencing declining populations of high school graduates,” said Terry Dale Cruse, vice president for enrollment services.

Cruse points to the University’s increase in student admissions over last year as evidence of growing popularity among prospective students.  

The University expects to welcome the largest number of freshmen students in its history this fall. Additionally, more than 100 beds, a new bookstore, and expanded dining facilities will open to accommodate the growth.