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Lubbock Christian University posts second-highest enrollment


Gonzalo Ramirez, professor of education at Lubbock Christian University in Texas, helps move in freshman students. It’s a longstanding tradition at LCU for faculty and staff to welcome students in the parking lot and help them move their belongings into the residence halls. (Photo by Kris Tryon)

Lubbock Christian University in Texas has recorded the second-highest enrollment in its history, hitting 2,028 students this fall, according to the university’s registrar.
LCU reports:

The enrollment number represents a 6.4 percent overall increase over last year’s figures. This freshman class of 345 is the largest in over two decades, surpassing the freshman classes even in the schools record growth years. From 1996 to 2005, LCU had a steady and impressive enrollment growth increasing by a phenomenal 65 percent.
Preliminary findings indicate an enrollment of 130 first time, full-time first generation students.  Enrollment of minority students increased to 26.4 percent over 23.6 percent last year. Graduate student enrollment increased as well.
“We have been very blessed. In turbulent economic times many prayers have been answered. Our faculty and staff are to be commended for their creativity and diligence in working on recruiting and retention through all facets of campus. This large enrollment is a result of following our mission to passionately pursue student success,” said Dr. L. Ken Jones, LCU president. “There is a good atmosphere at LCU. In many ways it seems we are launching into a new era of excitement and blessings.”

Read the rest of the news release.
The Christian Chronicle reported Thursday on record enrollment at some Christian universities. We’ll post updates as more numbers become available.

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