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Lee University Sets Enrollment Record Again

Lee University’s enrollment surged upward again this fall with a final count of 4,377 students. The announcement came from Phil Cook, vice president for enrollment at Lee.

Fall semester registration ended Tuesday on the Lee campus with an increase of 115 full-time students over last year. “This is not only a new record, but it is the 25th year in a row we have had an increase in fall enrollment,” Cook said. “It is an increase of 2.6% percent over last year.”

Cook said the 2010 enrollment includes an all-time record best freshman class, both in size (853 freshmen) and in “a strong move upward in the entering ACT/SAT scores for our freshmen.” He said the new enrollment also set a record for number of students housed in on-campus dorms, which exceeded 2000 dorm students for the first time.

According to Cook, students at Lee come from 48 of the 50 states (all but Idaho and Wyoming) and 58 foreign countries. Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio topped the list of home states, and Nigeria led the international list with 59 students at Lee this semester.

“We are thrilled that there is such a strong demand for the Lee University experience, especially in this economy,” Cook said. “We know that students have many options in college choice these days, and it’s exciting to see such a large and very well-prepared class of freshmen and transfers choosing Lee.”

Cook said the total enrollment of 4,377 includes 366 graduate students. “Our policy is to keep grad students below ten percent of our total enrollment, and we are right on target with that.”

Faith News Staff

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