Purdue University is expecting its largest ever summer enrollment this year. The school expects 10 percent more students this summer than in 2015.
The university says summer enrollment includes more than 250 incoming freshmen taking classes early, 210 more than in 2015. The Summer Start Session is a five-week course designed to give students a head start on their college careers.
Associate Vice Provost For Teaching and Learning Jon Harbor says Purdue has been expanding summer options in hopes of helping more students graduate on time. He says it also allows for "other exciting learning experiences such as study abroad, internships, research and co-op programs."
Earlier this month, Purdue said its incoming class is its largest in eight years, coming from a record number of applications. That news came on the heels of President Mitch Daniels announcing a fifth consecutive tuition freeze.