JEFFERSON CITY – Carson-Newman University announced Sept. 8 that it has recorded its second consecutive record-breaking enrollment for the fall. The university has a total enrollment of 2,528 students. It posted a record 2,362 students last year.
The historic number represents a 7 percent increase overall. The number also represents a 28 percent enrollment increase from just five years ago.
“This is simply great news,” said Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien. “We are excited as a university that so many students are looking to Carson-Newman as their school of choice. It is an honor for a record number of families to put their faith and trust into Carson-Newman’s approach to education.”
The university saw a slight increase in freshmen, from 491 students in 2014 to 497 this year. Its graduate programs continue to show strong growth resulting in 776 students enrolled, a 28 percent increase over last year.
It also represents a significant 173 percent vault over total graduate student enrollment five years ago.
The news comes on the heels of national kudos for the University. Last month, Princeton Review named the University “one of the best schools in the Southeast.” Following that announcement, Washington Monthly magazine went a step further naming Carson-Newman the No. 9 baccalaureate college in the nation. It also ranked the University No. 2 in the nation in its “Community service participation and hours served” category.