Liberty University enrolls the largest number of students in history; online education programs hit new records »Liberty News

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Students march on the academic lawn at the start of the fall 2022 semester. (Photo by Chase Gyles)

This fall, Liberty University welcomed more students than ever into its residential and online programs, surpassing 130,000 students for the first time. Total on-campus enrollment stands at a record 15,800 students. Liberty’s online programs have reached a record 115,000 students pursuing studies nationwide and around the world.

Longtime leader and pioneer in online educationLiberty also celebrates a record 18,400 students enrolled in Liberty University Online Academywhich offers online Christian education for K-12.

“God continues to bless Liberty University, and we are grateful to have started this year well with our highest student body,” Acting President Jerry Prevo said. “Our Christian mission, world-class academics, and NCAA Division I athletics have allowed this incredible institution to grow and become a top pick in the nation. It’s an exciting time to be on campus. It’s also an exciting time to be part of our online programs where adults advance their careers and families find a Bible-based curriculum for their children. By the grace of God, we are fulfilling the original mission of our founder of Train champions for Christ.

Last fall, Liberty marked its largest class of new Residential undergraduate students (including transfers) to 4,800 students; this year’s incoming class is a close second at 4,600.

The student enrollment record can in large part be attributed to Liberty’s unwavering commitment to its biblical foundation and mission, reassuring many parents, alumni and donors that it will not falter like so many other historic universities. based on the Christian faith. Today, more and more families are looking for a university like Liberty.

The current residential population includes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

The university celebrated its 50th anniversarye Anniversary last year and remains one of the youngest universities to experience such rapid growth.

“Not only has God been faithful in maintaining our registration, but He has also gone above and beyond and enabled Liberty to see record-breaking registrations,” said Ron Kennedy, executive vice president of registration management and marketing. “With the continued growth of our online program, Liberty’s impact is truly being felt around the world.”

The past three years have brought challenges for colleges and universities, and many schools have not been as lucky as Liberty in these trying times, Kennedy added.

“It’s a challenge for an institution as large as Liberty, but we were able to accommodate our guests through virtual tours and admissions sessions when welcoming them face-to-face was not an option,” he said. -he declares. “We have adapted to remote operations when necessary without compromising our quality service. God has blessed us through it all.

As the university continues to experience enrollment growth, it has expanded its capacity to accommodate more students by diversifying its curriculum, using innovative technologies, and renovating and building new on-campus facilities.

Liberty has 15 colleges and schools, including a law school and a medical school. Students can choose from over 700 unique degree programs, from certificate to doctoral. Over 450 programs are offered online.

“We are seeing exponential growth in enrollment as well as high retention rates, which means we are not only meeting the needs of our new students, but also adding value to our existing students,” said Scott Hicks, provost and chief. Academic Officer. “At the heart of the problem is the heart of our people. The way we add the most value is by nurturing the whole person and obeying Christ. Because we have remained attached to our initial mission, Forming Champions for Christwe see the fruits.

(Photo by Chase Gyles)
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