Carson-Newman News Office
JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman University is experiencing its third year of record enrollment with 2,659 students. Last fall’s enrollment was 2,528. In addition, the college has been cited by U.S. News & World Report.
The total enrollment represents a cumulative 35 percent growth over the last five years. The university also experienced a six-year high in the number of incoming freshmen with 506.
The increase includes undergraduate enrollment growth of 1,812 this fall, up from 1,752 last year. The university’s graduate programs are also trending upwards with an enrollment of 847 students, 71 students over last year.
“We are excited about this new academic year and that so many families are looking to Carson-Newman for the kind of quality Christian higher education it provides,” said Paul Percy, provost and acting president while C-N President Randall O’Brien is on sabbatical.
C-N was named a “Great School at a Great Price” by U.S. News & World Report in addition to its top ranking. The university also is ranked 59th in the category “Best Regional Universities, South” and cited as a “Best University for Veterans.”
“Carson-Newman was founded to serve those throughout the Appalachian region,” Percy said.
“Since then, we have expanded, welcoming students from around the world. We have done that by providing an excellent Christian higher education, while also working diligently to make that same educational experience as affordable as possible,” he added.