JEFFERSON CITY - Carson-Newman University is experiencing its third year of record enrollment.
A total of 2,659 students are taking classes this fall at the school in Jefferson City, Tenn. Enrollment is up from last fall’s class, which had 2,528 students.
The total enrollment shows a 35 percent growth during the last five years. The university is also experienced a six-year high in the number of incoming freshmen, with 506 registered this year.
The increase includes undergraduate enrollment growth of 1,812 this fall, which is up from 1,752 last year.
Graph: Carson-Newman enrollment
The university's graduate programs are also experiencing upward trends. Graduate students total 847, which is up 71 students from last year. It also represents a 198 percent increase of total graduate students during the past five years.
"We are excited about this new academic year and that so many families are looking to Carson-Newman for the kind of quality Christian higher education it provides. Historic number represents the hard work of our Admissions Office, as well as our dedicated faculty and staff,” said Acting President and Provost Dr. Paul Percy. Seeing growth in so many areas including both our undergraduate and graduate students is rewarding to our entire campus community."
The organization Colleges of Distinction named Carson-Newman a national “College of Distinction” and a “Christian College of Distinction” in the summer.
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