LCU Achieves Record EnrollmentOct. 3, 2012
LUBBOCK, TX --- September 13, 2012 --- Lubbock Christian University announced today that the school has achieved a record enrollment for the fall 2012 semester.
According to the office of the registrar, LCU has a fall enrollment of 2,135 students, which represents the largest number of students in the history of the university. The previous high was in the fall of 2005 when enrollment was 2,079. The new enrollment figure represents a near 100-student increase over the enrollment figure of 2,038 for the fall semester in 2011.
In 1957, Lubbock Christian University started with 110 students and a handful of dedicated faculty. This fall, LCU has achieved a record enrollment for the first time in eight years. Eclipsing the 2,000 student mark for the third consecutive year and for the fifth time in the last eight years has university officials extremely excited and thankful heading into the 2012-13 academic year.
“We are very pleased by this year’s record enrollment at Lubbock Christian University,” said first-year LCU President, Tim Perrin. “It is a testament to the vitality of the LCU community and our growing reputation for providing a life-changing educational experience. We give thanks for the efforts of all those who had a hand in the admissions process. Good things are happening at LCU—by God’s good grace there is a sense of real momentum—and we look to the future with confidence and hope as we seek to fulfill our distinctive mission.”
Among the factors that contributed to the outstanding enrollment figures attained by LCU include the fourth largest freshman class in history, growth in the Master of Nursing program, the enrollment of students from Estacado High School as part of a dual credit program, and the largest number of graduate students in school history with 495 students enrolled in the various graduate programs offered.
“We have been blessed by our third consecutive year with a large freshman class,” Executive Vice President, Dr. Brian Starr commented enthusiastically. “These undergraduates represent the core of our educational mission. We also welcome to the LCU family some students from Estacado High School, who are taking college-level courses through a dual credit program. We are very blessed with another record graduate enrollment, with particular growth experienced in our Master of Nursing degree. We are very proud of our excellent nursing faculty and the way they are fulfilling market demand for well-trained nurses.”
Lubbock Christian University has over 2000 students and is a four-year private master’s level institution that promotes unique educational opportunities with a strategic focus on student success in four key areas: spiritual formation, intellectual growth, personal stewardship and leadership development. Degree programs are offered for both bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. For over 55 years, the school has offered academic excellence in a Christian environment. For more information about Lubbock Christian University visit their website at www.lcu.edu.