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Enrollment up at Oklahoma Christian, Rochester, Crowley’s Ridge

Students sing during a chapel assembly at Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Mich. (File photo by Elliot Jones)

Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City has its second-highest enrollment ever this fall.
Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Mich., reports a near-record enrollment and the largest influx of students in its 51-year history.
Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould, Ark., has recorded a 17 percent increase in fall enrollment.
These are the latest enrollment figures to flow in from colleges and universities associated with Churches of Christ. See below for more details.
(We earlier reported on fall numbers at Harding University, Lipscomb University and Abilene Christian University as well as Lubbock Christian University and York College.)
More on the latest enrollment reports:
• From an Oklahoma Christian news release:

Oklahoma Christian University’s fall enrollment is the school’s second highest ever, following a 2 percent increase in the number of full-time students. Total enrollment is 2,216, compared to 2,172 last year.
The increase was due to a larger freshman class and a greater number of graduate students. This fall there are 511 freshmen, an increase over last year’s total of 471. In addition, the university experienced a 25 percent increase in graduate students with 317 enrolled, compared to 254 last year. Total undergraduate enrollment dipped slightly to 1,899, which was 1,918 one year ago, following the graduation of one of OC’s largest senior classes in the spring.
“We are very excited to see continued growth in enrollment during challenging economic times for many families,” said Mike O’Neal, president of Oklahoma Christian. “This is a significant achievement and a reflection of the hard work of our faculty and staff. We are truly blessed by the trust these outstanding students have given us for their higher education.”

• From a Rochester College news release:

With 248 incoming freshman and new transfer students, Rochester College is experiencing its largest influx of students in the 51-year history of the school.
Though it continues enrollment for evening classes until Oct. 15, Rochester College already has registered 1,053 students for its fall semester, just six students away from the highest all-time enrollment record of 1,059 students.
“These growing numbers give evidence to the positive things that are happening at Rochester College,” President Rubel Shelly said. “We’re pleased to continue building on our heritage of offering high-quality academics in a Christian setting.”

Crowley’s Ridge College’s fall enrollment is 201, up from 172 a year ago. A new release from the college reports:

A 17% increase in student enrollment was recorded during the fall semester of 2010 which resulted in a record FTE (Full Time Equivalency).
CRC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of The North Central Association. The college offers associate and bachelors degrees. CRC’s academic program is designed to integrate spiritual life, service, and scholarship. Small class sizes allow for an extraordinary amount of personal attention that translates into greater student success.
The faculty to student ratio is 10:1. Students are attracted to Crowley’s Ridge College because of the unique collegiate experience available on the CRC Campus and the generous financial assistance made possible by CRC’s Institutional Scholarship Program.

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