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100 colleges where applications are on the rise

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    100 colleges where applications are on the rise

    America’s workforce is in a continual state of flux, as previously booming industries lose traction in favor of burgeoning ones. Following suit, prospective college students may seek academic coursework at particular universities that could lead them to a career in one of the more rapidly growing fields.

    While some top schools around the globe boast leading programs in a variety of subject matters to choose from, there are a handful of schools that specialize in certain disciplines, attracting more students each year as the fields to which they correspond continue to grow. With total college enrollment at nearly 20 million and growing annually, it stands to reason the number of applicants are also rising across the country, though certain schools are seeing application numbers multiply much faster than others.

    Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Stacker listed the 100 colleges where applications are rising the fastest. The NCES data covers college applications and admissions between the years 2007 and 2016, and Stacker looked at schools with data present for each of these years; and at least 100 applications in 2016. The colleges are ranked according to the total percent increase in applications over the course of the decade.

    Read on to see which institutions of higher learning are growing popular at the fastest rates.  

    RELATED: 50 best value colleges for 2018

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    #100. Utah State University

    Total applicants in 2007: 5,209
    Total applicants in 2016: 15,401
    Percent change in applications: 195.66%

    Total admissions in 2007: 5,029
    Total admissions in 2016: 13,899
    Percent change in admissions: 176.38%

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    #99. University of Minnesota-Morris

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,143
    Total applicants in 2016: 3,414
    Percent change in applications: 198.69%

    Total admissions in 2007: 868
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,982
    Percent change in admissions: 128.34%

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    #98. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,736
    Total applicants in 2016: 5,244
    Percent change in applications: 202.07%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,389
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,111
    Percent change in admissions: 123.97%

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    #97. The University of Texas at Dallas

    Total applicants in 2007: 4,198
    Total applicants in 2016: 12,686
    Percent change in applications: 202.19%

    Total admissions in 2007: 2,336
    Total admissions in 2016: 8,625
    Percent change in admissions: 269.22%

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    #96. Woodbury University

    Total applicants in 2007: 486
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,487
    Percent change in applications: 205.97%

    Total admissions in 2007: 393
    Total admissions in 2016: 985
    Percent change in admissions: 150.64%

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    #95. North Central College

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,234
    Total applicants in 2016: 6,860
    Percent change in applications: 207.07%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,552
    Total admissions in 2016: 4,072
    Percent change in admissions: 162.37%

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    #94. Catawba College

    Total applicants in 2007: 822
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,528
    Percent change in applications: 207.54%

    Total admissions in 2007: 620
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,190
    Percent change in admissions: 91.94%

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    #93. La Sierra University

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,307
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,021
    Percent change in applications: 207.65%

    Total admissions in 2007: 593
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,847
    Percent change in admissions: 211.47%

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    #92. College of St. Joseph

    Total applicants in 2007: 101
    Total applicants in 2016: 313
    Percent change in applications: 209.90%

    Total admissions in 2007: 89
    Total admissions in 2016: 180
    Percent change in admissions: 102.25%

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    #91. Washington College

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,167
    Total applicants in 2016: 6,720
    Percent change in applications: 210.11%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,377
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,295
    Percent change in admissions: 139.29%

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    #90. University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

    Total applicants in 2007: 3,111
    Total applicants in 2016: 9,695
    Percent change in applications: 211.64%

    Total admissions in 2007: 2,081
    Total admissions in 2016: 9,003
    Percent change in admissions: 332.63%

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    #89. Bacone College

    Total applicants in 2007: 782
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,437
    Percent change in applications: 211.64%

    Total admissions in 2007: 339
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,230
    Percent change in admissions: 262.83%

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    #88. Sierra Nevada College

    Total applicants in 2007: 273
    Total applicants in 2016: 851
    Percent change in applications: 211.72%

    Total admissions in 2007: 186
    Total admissions in 2016: 438
    Percent change in admissions: 135.48%

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    #87. Dominican University

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,457
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,568
    Percent change in applications: 213.52%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,077
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,911
    Percent change in admissions: 170.29%

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    #86. Livingstone College

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,092
    Total applicants in 2016: 6,565
    Percent change in applications: 213.81%

    Total admissions in 2007: 2,051
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,137
    Percent change in admissions: 52.95%

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    #85. Florida Institute of Technology

    Total applicants in 2007: 3,027
    Total applicants in 2016: 9,503
    Percent change in applications: 213.94%

    Total admissions in 2007: 2,451
    Total admissions in 2016: 5,828
    Percent change in admissions: 137.78%

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    #84. Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

    Total applicants in 2007: 4,078
    Total applicants in 2016: 12,909
    Percent change in applications: 216.55%

    Total admissions in 2007: 3,523
    Total admissions in 2016: 8,346
    Percent change in admissions: 136.90%

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    #83. Case Western Reserve University

    Total applicants in 2007: 7,297
    Total applicants in 2016: 23,115
    Percent change in applications: 216.77%

    Total admissions in 2007: 5,452
    Total admissions in 2016: 8,192
    Percent change in admissions: 50.26%

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    #82. Roosevelt University

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,888
    Total applicants in 2016: 5,994
    Percent change in applications: 217.48%

    Total admissions in 2007: 927
    Total admissions in 2016: 4,393
    Percent change in admissions: 373.89%

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    #81. Chatham University

    Total applicants in 2007: 600
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,926
    Percent change in applications: 221.00%

    Total admissions in 2007: 453
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,016
    Percent change in admissions: 124.28%

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    #80. Berklee College of Music

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,854
    Total applicants in 2016: 9,224
    Percent change in applications: 223.20%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,392
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,121
    Percent change in admissions: 124.21%

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    #79. North Carolina Wesleyan College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,249
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,038
    Percent change in applications: 223.30%

    Total admissions in 2007: 887
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,486
    Percent change in admissions: 180.27%

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    #78. Ringling College of Art and Design

    Total applicants in 2007: 539
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,752
    Percent change in applications: 225.05%

    Total admissions in 2007: 340
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,369
    Percent change in admissions: 302.65%

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    #77. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

    Total applicants in 2007: 9,259
    Total applicants in 2016: 30,528
    Percent change in applications: 229.71%

    Total admissions in 2007: 5,831
    Total admissions in 2016: 7,868
    Percent change in admissions: 34.93%

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    #76. University of Chicago

    Total applicants in 2007: 9,538
    Total applicants in 2016: 31,484
    Percent change in applications: 230.09%

    Total admissions in 2007: 3,670
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,499
    Percent change in admissions: -31.91%

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    #75. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,652
    Total applicants in 2016: 5,527
    Percent change in applications: 234.56%

    Total admissions in 2007: 984
    Total admissions in 2016: 4,669
    Percent change in admissions: 374.49%

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    #74. Texas A & M University-Kingsville

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,200
    Total applicants in 2016: 7,373
    Percent change in applications: 235.14%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,750
    Total admissions in 2016: 6,071
    Percent change in admissions: 246.91%

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    #73. Monroe College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,531
    Total applicants in 2016: 5,153
    Percent change in applications: 236.58%

    Total admissions in 2007: 885
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,736
    Percent change in admissions: 209.15%

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    #72. Southern Utah University

    Total applicants in 2007: 3,134
    Total applicants in 2016: 10,573
    Percent change in applications: 237.36%

    Total admissions in 2007: 2,501
    Total admissions in 2016: 7,642
    Percent change in admissions: 205.56%

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    #71. University of New Haven

    Total applicants in 2007: 3,153
    Total applicants in 2016: 10,720
    Percent change in applications: 239.99%

    Total admissions in 2007: 2,315
    Total admissions in 2016: 8,633
    Percent change in admissions: 272.92%

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    #70. Millsaps College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,253
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,269
    Percent change in applications: 240.70%

    Total admissions in 2007: 968
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,525
    Percent change in admissions: 160.85%

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    #69. Morningside College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,336
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,562
    Percent change in applications: 241.47%

    Total admissions in 2007: 987
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,597
    Percent change in admissions: 163.12%

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    #68. Claflin University

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,711
    Total applicants in 2016: 9,387
    Percent change in applications: 246.26%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,326
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,926
    Percent change in admissions: 196.08%

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    #67. Beacon College

    Total applicants in 2007: 68
    Total applicants in 2016: 236
    Percent change in applications: 247.06%

    Total admissions in 2007: 48
    Total admissions in 2016: 114
    Percent change in admissions: 137.50%

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    #66. Finlandia University

    Total applicants in 2007: 639
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,227
    Percent change in applications: 248.51%

    Total admissions in 2007: 429
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,027
    Percent change in admissions: 139.39%

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    #65. Post University

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,291
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,507
    Percent change in applications: 249.11%

    Total admissions in 2007: 553
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,835
    Percent change in admissions: 231.83%

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    #64. Southern Wesleyan University

    Total applicants in 2007: 253
    Total applicants in 2016: 896
    Percent change in applications: 254.15%

    Total admissions in 2007: 246
    Total admissions in 2016: 493
    Percent change in admissions: 100.41%

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    #63. University of Memphis

    Total applicants in 2007: 6,025
    Total applicants in 2016: 21,392
    Percent change in applications: 255.05%

    Total admissions in 2007: 3,986
    Total admissions in 2016: 12,124
    Percent change in admissions: 204.16%

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    #62. Coe College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,890
    Total applicants in 2016: 6,725
    Percent change in applications: 255.82%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,209
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,359
    Percent change in admissions: 177.83%

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    #61. Lenoir-Rhyne University

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,770
    Total applicants in 2016: 6,300
    Percent change in applications: 255.93%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,478
    Total admissions in 2016: 4,417
    Percent change in admissions: 198.85%

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    #60. Tuskegee University

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,905
    Total applicants in 2016: 10,342
    Percent change in applications: 256.01%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,714
    Total admissions in 2016: 5,170
    Percent change in admissions: 201.63%

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    #59. Louisiana State University-Alexandria

    Total applicants in 2007: 587
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,101
    Percent change in applications: 257.92%

    Total admissions in 2007: 538
    Total admissions in 2016: 700
    Percent change in admissions: 30.11%

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    #58. Rust College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,482
    Total applicants in 2016: 5,337
    Percent change in applications: 260.12%

    Total admissions in 2007: 710
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,501
    Percent change in admissions: 252.25%

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    #57. University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

    Total applicants in 2007: 520
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,878
    Percent change in applications: 261.15%

    Total admissions in 2007: 427
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,574
    Percent change in admissions: 268.62%

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    #56. Texas Wesleyan University

    Total applicants in 2007: 819
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,959
    Percent change in applications: 261.29%

    Total admissions in 2007: 420
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,218
    Percent change in admissions: 190.00%

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    #55. Saint Xavier University

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,297
    Total applicants in 2016: 8,315
    Percent change in applications: 261.99%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,759
    Total admissions in 2016: 6,257
    Percent change in admissions: 255.71%

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    #54. College of Saint Elizabeth

    Total applicants in 2007: 451
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,633
    Percent change in applications: 262.08%

    Total admissions in 2007: 369
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,082
    Percent change in admissions: 193.22%

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    #53. Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,136
    Total applicants in 2016: 7,805
    Percent change in applications: 265.40%

    Total admissions in 2007: 911
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,601
    Percent change in admissions: 295.28%

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    #52. Alaska Pacific University

    Total applicants in 2007: 128
    Total applicants in 2016: 474
    Percent change in applications: 270.31%

    Total admissions in 2007: 119
    Total admissions in 2016: 261
    Percent change in admissions: 119.33%

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    #51. Ave Maria University

    Total applicants in 2007: 582
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,173
    Percent change in applications: 273.37%

    Total admissions in 2007: 198
    Total admissions in 2016: 867
    Percent change in admissions: 337.88%

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    #50. Western Carolina University

    Total applicants in 2007: 4,830
    Total applicants in 2016: 18,297
    Percent change in applications: 278.82%

    Total admissions in 2007: 3,705
    Total admissions in 2016: 7,445
    Percent change in admissions: 100.94%

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    #49. High Point University

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,546
    Total applicants in 2016: 9,683
    Percent change in applications: 280.32%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,857
    Total admissions in 2016: 7,657
    Percent change in admissions: 312.33%

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    #48. Houston Baptist University

    Total applicants in 2007: 4,005
    Total applicants in 2016: 15,256
    Percent change in applications: 280.92%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,911
    Total admissions in 2016: 5,273
    Percent change in admissions: 175.93%

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    #47. Rosemont College

    Total applicants in 2007: 367
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,404
    Percent change in applications: 282.56%

    Total admissions in 2007: 221
    Total admissions in 2016: 970
    Percent change in admissions: 338.91%

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    #46. Louisiana Culinary Institute

    Total applicants in 2007: 29
    Total applicants in 2016: 111
    Percent change in applications: 282.76%

    Total admissions in 2007: 17
    Total admissions in 2016: 72
    Percent change in admissions: 323.53%

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    #45. University of South Carolina-Beaufort

    Total applicants in 2007: 561
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,148
    Percent change in applications: 282.89%

    Total admissions in 2007: 411
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,399
    Percent change in admissions: 240.39%

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    #44. John Wesley University

    Total applicants in 2007: 42
    Total applicants in 2016: 165
    Percent change in applications: 292.86%

    Total admissions in 2007: 29
    Total admissions in 2016: 65
    Percent change in admissions: 124.14%

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    #43. Liberty University

    Total applicants in 2007: 9,044
    Total applicants in 2016: 35,627
    Percent change in applications: 293.93%

    Total admissions in 2007: 8,709
    Total admissions in 2016: 8,687
    Percent change in admissions: -0.25%

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    #42. Illinois College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,129
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,462
    Percent change in applications: 295.22%

    Total admissions in 2007: 836
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,411
    Percent change in admissions: 188.40%

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    #41. Cogswell College

    Total applicants in 2007: 71
    Total applicants in 2016: 281
    Percent change in applications: 295.77%

    Total admissions in 2007: 47
    Total admissions in 2016: 232
    Percent change in admissions: 393.62%

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    #40. University of Denver

    Total applicants in 2007: 5,072
    Total applicants in 2016: 20,322
    Percent change in applications: 300.67%

    Total admissions in 2007: 3,755
    Total admissions in 2016: 10,867
    Percent change in admissions: 189.40%

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    #39. Stetson University

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,948
    Total applicants in 2016: 12,130
    Percent change in applications: 311.47%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,897
    Total admissions in 2016: 7,957
    Percent change in admissions: 319.45%

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    #38. Concordia University-Chicago

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,164
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,802
    Percent change in applications: 312.54%

    Total admissions in 2007: 691
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,386
    Percent change in admissions: 245.30%

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    #37. University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,969
    Total applicants in 2016: 12,252
    Percent change in applications: 312.66%

    Total admissions in 2007: 2,046
    Total admissions in 2016: 7,415
    Percent change in admissions: 262.41%

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    #36. New York Institute of Technology

    Total applicants in 2007: 2,420
    Total applicants in 2016: 10,084
    Percent change in applications: 316.69%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,835
    Total admissions in 2016: 7,316
    Percent change in admissions: 298.69%

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    #35. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,698
    Total applicants in 2016: 7,131
    Percent change in applications: 319.96%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,632
    Total admissions in 2016: 6,873
    Percent change in admissions: 321.14%

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    #34. St. Joseph's College-New York

    Total applicants in 2007: 874
    Total applicants in 2016: 3,673
    Percent change in applications: 320.25%

    Total admissions in 2007: 655
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,453
    Percent change in admissions: 274.50%

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    #33. Rockford University

    Total applicants in 2007: 710
    Total applicants in 2016: 3,013
    Percent change in applications: 324.37%

    Total admissions in 2007: 363
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,640
    Percent change in admissions: 351.79%

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    #32. Everglades University

    Total applicants in 2007: 346
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,474
    Percent change in applications: 326.01%

    Total admissions in 2007: 194
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,096
    Percent change in admissions: 464.95%

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    #31. Point University

    Total applicants in 2007: 266
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,184
    Percent change in applications: 345.11%

    Total admissions in 2007: 113
    Total admissions in 2016: 609
    Percent change in admissions: 438.94%

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    #30. Oklahoma Baptist University

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,068
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,833
    Percent change in applications: 352.53%

    Total admissions in 2007: 805
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,905
    Percent change in admissions: 260.87%

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    #29. University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

    Total applicants in 2007: 834
    Total applicants in 2016: 3,808
    Percent change in applications: 356.59%

    Total admissions in 2007: 661
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,003
    Percent change in admissions: 203.03%

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    #28. Hollins University

    Total applicants in 2007: 634
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,901
    Percent change in applications: 357.57%

    Total admissions in 2007: 559
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,737
    Percent change in admissions: 210.73%

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    #27. Concordia University-Irvine

    Total applicants in 2007: 828
    Total applicants in 2016: 3,839
    Percent change in applications: 363.65%

    Total admissions in 2007: 558
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,497
    Percent change in admissions: 347.49%

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    #26. Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Total applicants in 2007: 24
    Total applicants in 2016: 112
    Percent change in applications: 366.67%

    Total admissions in 2007: 22
    Total admissions in 2016: 111
    Percent change in admissions: 404.55%

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    #25. Davis & Elkins College

    Total applicants in 2007: 384
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,853
    Percent change in applications: 382.55%

    Total admissions in 2007: 262
    Total admissions in 2016: 935
    Percent change in admissions: 256.87%

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    #24. Bridgewater College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,537
    Total applicants in 2016: 7,486
    Percent change in applications: 387.05%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,290
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,949
    Percent change in admissions: 206.12%

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    #23. Corban University

    Total applicants in 2007: 498
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,474
    Percent change in applications: 396.79%

    Total admissions in 2007: 403
    Total admissions in 2016: 855
    Percent change in admissions: 112.16%

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    #22. Huston-Tillotson University

    Total applicants in 2007: 484
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,423
    Percent change in applications: 400.62%

    Total admissions in 2007: 196
    Total admissions in 2016: 884
    Percent change in admissions: 351.02%

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    #21. University of La Verne

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,606
    Total applicants in 2016: 8,072
    Percent change in applications: 402.62%

    Total admissions in 2007: 957
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,879
    Percent change in admissions: 305.33%

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    #20. Alice Lloyd College

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,254
    Total applicants in 2016: 6,337
    Percent change in applications: 405.34%

    Total admissions in 2007: 587
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,406
    Percent change in admissions: 139.52%

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    #19. Voorhees College

    Total applicants in 2007: 517
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,613
    Percent change in applications: 405.42%

    Total admissions in 2007: 461
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,065
    Percent change in admissions: 347.94%

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    #18. William Jessup University

    Total applicants in 2007: 146
    Total applicants in 2016: 742
    Percent change in applications: 408.22%

    Total admissions in 2007: 83
    Total admissions in 2016: 538
    Percent change in admissions: 548.19%

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    #17. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,023
    Total applicants in 2016: 5,224
    Percent change in applications: 410.65%

    Total admissions in 2007: 897
    Total admissions in 2016: 4,007
    Percent change in admissions: 346.71%

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    #16. University of Washington-Bothell Campus

    Total applicants in 2007: 560
    Total applicants in 2016: 3,071
    Percent change in applications: 448.39%

    Total admissions in 2007: 406
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,466
    Percent change in admissions: 507.39%

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    #15. Southwestern Christian University

    Total applicants in 2007: 98
    Total applicants in 2016: 579
    Percent change in applications: 490.82%

    Total admissions in 2007: 66
    Total admissions in 2016: 238
    Percent change in admissions: 260.61%

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    #14. Alderson Broaddus University

    Total applicants in 2007: 671
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,103
    Percent change in applications: 511.48%

    Total admissions in 2007: 471
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,698
    Percent change in admissions: 260.51%

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    #13. The Sage Colleges

    Total applicants in 2007: 340
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,117
    Percent change in applications: 522.65%

    Total admissions in 2007: 259
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,220
    Percent change in admissions: 371.04%

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    #12. American Musical and Dramatic Academy

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,489
    Total applicants in 2016: 9,704
    Percent change in applications: 551.71%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,011
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,125
    Percent change in admissions: 110.19%

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    #11. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,258
    Total applicants in 2016: 8,954
    Percent change in applications: 611.76%

    Total admissions in 2007: 962
    Total admissions in 2016: 7,056
    Percent change in admissions: 633.47%

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    #10. Iowa Wesleyan University

    Total applicants in 2007: 757
    Total applicants in 2016: 5,449
    Percent change in applications: 619.82%

    Total admissions in 2007: 465
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,773
    Percent change in admissions: 496.34%

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    #9. Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

    Total applicants in 2007: 59
    Total applicants in 2016: 439
    Percent change in applications: 644.07%

    Total admissions in 2007: 57
    Total admissions in 2016: 185
    Percent change in admissions: 224.56%

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    #8. Dallas Nursing Institute

    Total applicants in 2007: 89
    Total applicants in 2016: 692
    Percent change in applications: 677.53%

    Total admissions in 2007: 89
    Total admissions in 2016: 77
    Percent change in admissions: -13.48%

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    #7. Park University

    Total applicants in 2007: 523
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,152
    Percent change in applications: 693.88%

    Total admissions in 2007: 383
    Total admissions in 2016: 3,511
    Percent change in admissions: 816.71%

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    #6. Neumont College of Computer Science

    Total applicants in 2007: 90
    Total applicants in 2016: 829
    Percent change in applications: 821.11%

    Total admissions in 2007: 85
    Total admissions in 2016: 683
    Percent change in admissions: 703.53%

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    #5. Regent University

    Total applicants in 2007: 175
    Total applicants in 2016: 2,008
    Percent change in applications: 1,047.43%

    Total admissions in 2007: 105
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,627
    Percent change in admissions: 1,449.52%

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    #4. Brescia University

    Total applicants in 2007: 382
    Total applicants in 2016: 4,565
    Percent change in applications: 1,095.03%

    Total admissions in 2007: 280
    Total admissions in 2016: 2,135
    Percent change in admissions: 662.50%

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    #3. Grand Canyon University

    Total applicants in 2007: 1,555
    Total applicants in 2016: 34,096
    Percent change in applications: 2,092.67%

    Total admissions in 2007: 1,282
    Total admissions in 2016: 19,413
    Percent change in admissions: 1,414.27%

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    #2. National Louis University

    Total applicants in 2007: 61
    Total applicants in 2016: 1,520
    Percent change in applications: 2,391.80%

    Total admissions in 2007: 57
    Total admissions in 2016: 1,161
    Percent change in admissions: 1,936.84%

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    #1. Stanbridge University

    Total applicants in 2007: 35
    Total applicants in 2016: 953
    Percent change in applications: 2,622.86%

    Total admissions in 2007: 8
    Total admissions in 2016: 574
    Percent change in admissions: 7,075.00%

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