For the first time since 2006, Lubbock Christian University has established a new spring enrollment record. The university announced today that the overall number of students for the Spring 2013 semester is 1,961, which tops the previous record of 1,909 in ‘06.
"We are gratified by the record spring enrollment at Lubbock Christian University," said LCU President Tim Perrin. "I give thanks for all of those who have a hand in the admissions process and for our wonderful faculty and staff who work so diligently to fulfill our distinctive mission of changing lives. There is a palpable sense of momentum and LCU’s future is full of exciting opportunities and possibilities."
According to the office of the registrar, the 1,961 students enrolled this spring is a 4.5 percent increase from the spring semester in 2012. There are 1,490 undergraduate students enrolled this spring (up 2.9 percent from '12) and there are 471 graduate students enrolled currently (up 9.8 percent from '12). University officials said that the undergraduate increase in enrollment is due to a better fall-to-spring retention rate than was experienced last year. Graduate enrollment figures are up based on an increasing demand for LCU’s distance education programs.
In 1957, Lubbock Christian University started with 110 students and a handful of dedicated faculty. This fall, LCU has achieved a record enrollment for the first time in eight years. Eclipsing the 2,000 student mark for the third consecutive year and for the fifth time in the last eight years has university officials extremely excited and thankful heading into the 2012-13 academic year.