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Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Classes Kick Off; Enrollment Equals Nearly One-Third Of Undergraduates

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University-New Brunswick’ s Summer Session kicked off this week with nearly 14,000 enrollments in more than 2,300 course sections for one of the nation’s largest summer higher educational programs. The number of students enrolled totals nearly one-third of the New Brunswick undergraduate population.

The 10,541 students enrolled in Summer Session make up 33 percent of the New Brunswick-Piscataway undergraduate student body of more than 32,000.

Rutgers Summer Session has drawn strong interest from students seeking science courses, visiting students and students who combine work and school. “We’re seeing strong enrollments in a wide range of academic fields from a diverse body of students,” noted Elizabeth Beasley, director of Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Session, a unit of Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS). “Students who work while attending Rutgers and those with a double-major course load turn to Summer Session in significant numbers to keep on pace toward graduation.

“About 15 percent of registrants are visiting students from other educational institutions, including international students, making Summer Session a pipeline of recruiting for The State University of New Jersey,” she added.

Approximately 1,200 Summer Session instructors from more than 170 academic departments teach in face-to-face, hybrid (face-to-face and online) and online courses. Some of the most popular courses include Systems Physiology, Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Basic Statistics for Research, General Chemistry II and General Physics II.

Information on Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Summer Session is available at Session II classes in New Brunswick begin June 22 while Session III starts July 6.

Rutgers University’s Division of Continuing Studies focuses on lifelong learning needs and opportunities. Serving all Rutgers campuses, the division offers hundreds of credit and noncredit programs, with thousands of participants from youth to retirees. DoCS also provides educational support services combining pedagogy and technology, including instructional design and course management systems for online, face-to-face and hybrid learning environments.

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