We experienced really explosive growth," explained Carol Bamford, vice president of marketing for Grand View.
"We have been growing like crazy.
believes the growth is attributable to "adding academic programs, adding sports programs, and seriously expanding the residential space.
adds, "Our price point really makes us one of the best values in the Midwest."
That is an increasingly important consideration, she
believes, as people are still somewhat unsure about the economic recovery.
"It used to be that 'college consumers' would look at a price and say, '[that school] is really expensive, so it must be good.'" She
thinks higher education, much look consumer electronics, is being looked at differently now.
"People no longer assume that high price equates [to] high value."
Evidence seems to support Bamford
easily fills its existing dormitory capacity, even with the expansion of living spaces.
believes that student housing will still be "very tight, even as we open another student apartment building this fall."
also pointed to Grand View's success in several sports - most notably wrestling and track - as a sign of growth for the university.
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