Lee University, a Christ-centered liberal arts campus affiliated with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) continues to set records in enrollment and the diversity of its student body. Fall 2014 enrollment is the university’s largest ever at 5104 students, up from 4,922 students a year ago.
Sponsored by the Church of God, Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee began an extended growth spurt nearly 30 years ago, when the 1200-student school decided to embrace the broader evangelical Christian community. The school now serves five thousand students, with a corresponding growth in campus facilities and faculty members.
Official Fall 2014 enrollment at Lee University is 5104, and the first time Lee has registered over five thousand students. “This official number looks like an enrollment record, and technically, that’s true, but the group of students coming to Cleveland to study on our campus isn’t really any larger.” said Lee President Dr. Charles Paul Conn.
This fall’s student body also is the university’s most diverse ever and includes many students who identify as black, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or multiracial. More than 200 international students, coming from dozens of countries and cultures, are enrolled at Lee University this year. Nigeria is the nation of origin for the largest number of internationals.
Over 700 students are taking online and onsite classes as part of the Division of Adult Learning (DAL) this year. The enrollment number includes 351 graduate students studying in areas of business, counseling, education, music, and religion.