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Spotlight: Enrollment records set at universities

Record numbers of students enrolled this fall at Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould, Ark., Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., and Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City.

Lipscomb has 4,686 students — up from 4,526 last year.

Oklahoma Christian has 2,587 students — up from 2,479 last year.

“It’s exciting to see OC grow,” President John deSteiguer said. “I’m proud of our faculty and staff, who constantly seek innovative ways to teach and serve our students.”

Crowley’s Ridge has a student headcount of 226 — up from 223 last year, President Ken Hoppe said.

Fall enrollments at other Christian universities that provided figures:
Abilene Christian University: 4,544, up from 4,421.
Florida College, Temple Terrace, Fla.: 550, down from 555.
Harding University, Searcy, Ark.: 6,033, down from 6,070.
Heritage Christian University, Florence, Ala.: 107, down from 115.
Lubbock Christian University, Texas: 1,958, up from 1,902.
Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va.: 446, up from 424.
Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.: 850 freshmen and new transfer students, up from 734.
• Rochester College, Michigan: 1,176, up from 1,134.
York College, Nebraska: 413, up from 400.

Numbers from some universities associated with Churches of Christ were not available by press time.

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