Prairie College welcomes new and returning students

Maxwell Welcoming Students 2017

Tuesday, August 29, was Registration Day for new students coming to Prairie College.

Prairie College President Mark Maxwell says of the student numbers for this year that it looks like there is a 25% increase in the number of returning students compared to last year. The number of new students appear to be softer than last year, but the combination has meant that there will be about the same number total, 275.

Scholarship funding which helps with tuition of both new and returning students who meet the criteria, amounts to about 25% or $550,000 out of the $2.2 million collected in tuition. An additional $3 million/year which also comes from donors, helps cover the costs of maintaining the campus facilities and the operation of the school.