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OC sets record, but enrollment falls at some universities


For the third straight year, Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City set an enrollment record this fall. Oklahoma Christian’s 2,479 students represent a 2.2 percent increase over last year.


“We’re proud to have another record enrollment with students from all over,” President John deSteiguer said.
Harding University in Searcy, Ark., reported a record number of undergraduates: 4,492, up 1.4 percent. However, total enrollment fell to 6,075, down 3.5 percent, as the number of graduate students declined.
Overall, enrollment at colleges and universities associated with Churches of Christ declined 1.6 percent, according to figures provided to The Christian Chronicle. Specific figures for fall 2014: 
Abilene Christian University, Texas: 4,427, down 0.8 percent.
Crowley’s Ridge College, Paragould, Ark.: 223, up 14.4 percent. 
Florida College, Temple Terrace, Fla.: 555, down 0.6 percent from last year’s record.
Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tenn.: 1,846, up 1.9 percent.
Heritage Christian University, Florence, Ala.: 115, up 6.5 percent.
Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn.: 4,526, down 1.5 percent from last year’s record.
Lubbock Christian University, Texas: 1,902, down 5 percent.
Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va.: 424, down 5.1 percent. (While the total headcount was down, full-time enrollment jumped 1 percent to 364.)
Rochester College, Rochester Hills, Mich.: 1,134, up 0.4 percent.
Southwestern Christian College, Terrell, Texas: 150, down 12.8 percent.
York College in Nebraska: 400, down 12.9 percent.
(Enrollment figures from some universities were not available at press time.)

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