Welch Marks Highest Fall Enrollment in 34 Years

For the Fall 2018 semester, Welch College enrolled the highest number of students in 34 years, according to Provost Matthew McAffee. Total enrollment statistics indicate 404 students from 22 states and five foreign countries.

“I am delighted to see this impressive increase in our enrollment numbers,” McAffee said. “We pray the Lord will continue His transformative work in the lives of these students He has entrusted to our care.”

“Particularly exciting is the increase in new students this year, both freshmen and transfer students,” McAffee said. This fall 93 new students enrolled in on-campus programs at Welch, a 21% increase from last year’s new freshman and transfer enrollment of 77. A total of 116 new students joined the student body for the new school year, including graduate, online, and adult studies enrollments. 1984 was the last year fall enrollment was higher, with a headcount of 417.

At press time the college reported 200 dormitory students, 53 commuter students, 27 graduate students, 18 Enriched Adult Studies students, 38 Online/Lifetime Learning students, and 68 dual enrollment students. The fall’s full-time equivalency (FTE) is 300 students, the highest in 12 years.

President Matt Pinson said, “We’re thankful to God for this blessing of another increase in dormitory and FTE enrollment. This is the most dorm students we’ve had in many years, and we’re grateful to the Lord for His providential blessing. In a time when most college and university dorm enrollment is flat or declining, it’s wonderful to see ours going up.”

President Pinson continued, “I commend Daniel Wester, Debbie Mouser, and the entire enrollment team for their diligent work in bringing in this excellent class of new students, our largest incoming class since 2006.”

To contact Welch College for more information, email recruit@welch.edu or visit the college’s website at www.welch.edu.

Welch College Adult Degree Program in Gallatin Tennessee

Welch College Expands Enriched Adult Studies Program to Gallatin and Hendersonville

NASHVILLE, TN—With the opening of its new campus in Gallatin this spring, Welch College will launch its new Enriched Adult Studies Program, according to Dr. Charles Lea, special assistant to the president for adult education. “Beginning in April, Welch will start offering classes leading to associate’s and bachelor’s degrees tailored for adults who want to go back and complete their degree,” Lea said. Plans call for the offering of degrees in Biology, Business, Christian Ministry, Teacher Education and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure.

Lea said, “For those interested in learning more about the Enriched Adult Studies Program, Discover Welch sessions are scheduled for January 26 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce (100 Country Club Drive #104, Hendersonville, TN 37075) and February 28 at the Welch College campus off of Bison Trail, Gallatin.”

Classes will meet one night per week and will have both flexible on-campus and online components. The program features value-priced tuition for working adults with full federal financial aid, and credit for life experience is available. Each student in the program will receive a specific and individualized degree pathway, and internship options and placement assistance will be offered. Applications are now being accepted at welch.edu/EnrichedAdultStudies.

Welch College is both regionally and nationally accredited and ranked one of the South’s best colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The college is slated to relocate to its new campus on Bison Trail in February. Welch has been part of Middle Tennessee’s educational community since 1942, where around 400 students from 23 states and three other countries study in a Christian community of faith and learning.

For more information or to apply: Call 615.844.5000 or go online to welch.edu/EnrichedAdultStudies.

71 Welch College Students Make President’s and Provost’s Lists

Nashville, TN—The fall 2016 semester at Welch College ended with 71 students receiving academic recognition, according to Provost Greg Ketteman. This honor roll includes online students whose fall courses ended in late December.

Twenty-three students made all A’s and were placed on the President’s List—12 seniors, 5 juniors, 3 sophomores, and 3 freshman. Forty-eight students earned a 3.25 GPA and all A’s and B’s and were placed on the Provost’s list—18 seniors, 17 juniors, 6 sophomores, and 7 freshmen.

President’s List “A” Honor Roll:

Stacy Allison (Sr.) TN Mariah Moore (So.) KS
Joshua Burgus (Fr.) TN Hannah Morgan (Jr.) TN
Joshua Colson (Sr.) IL Samuel Riggs (Sr.) AL
Lydia Creech (Jr.) GA Daniel Rojas (Jr.) TN
Kimberly Hagood (Sr.) TN Benjamin Scott (Sr.) TN
Trevor Holden (Sr.) TN Heather Stevens (Fr.) TN
Daniel Hubin (So.) TN Deborah Trifonova (Fr.) TN
Joshua Hunter (Jr.) AR Cherish Tuttobene (Sr.) TN
Kinsley Kivette (So.) TN Jeannine Tuttobene (Sr.) TN
Dakota Kron (Jr.) TN Rachel White (So.) VA
Jacob Lute (Sr.) OH Whitney Wright (Sr.) OH
Caleb Montgomery (Sr.) AL
Mackenzie Moody (Sr.) NC


Provost’s List “B” Honor Roll:


Zachary Barefield AR Mackenzie McNeese TN
Jordan Chandler TN Megan McNeill TN
Josh Chapman MO William Outlaw TN
Daniel Dell TN Maredith Ryan IL
Morgan Droll IL Stephen Seeley SC
Ashton Johnson OK Abigail Settle TN
Rae Mahaney OH Lauren Strickland NC
Albert Marable TN Jacob Voltz TX
Amy McDonald TN Zurisadai Zuniga TN



Jacob Austin FL Robert Moore NC
Gabriel Cameron GA William Parent OK
Haley Cole AL Brandon Presley TN
Jimmy Daniels AR Layton Smith MO
Keren Delgado AR Elizabeth Stevanus TN
Alyssa Hill VA Anna Stone TN
Lauren LaMotte TN Abby Walker NC
Jonathan Lewis IL Ryan Whiticker TN
Hailee Mann TN



Dalton Alvis PA
Jacklyn Grizzle TN
Chelsea Holesapple MO
Jalynn Hood TN
Alicia Moran NC



Sarah Brown TN Justin Scott NC
Baylea Freeman VA Matthew Stone TN
Emma Guthrie IL Jessica Vaccaro TN
Avery Jones OK

Welch College Ranks #31 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional (South) Colleges

Welch College received notification that it ranks 31st among “Best Regional Colleges” (South Region) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of America’s Best Colleges guidebook according to President Matt Pinson.

“We are so pleased that Welch College is not only ranked among America’s best colleges but is moving up in the rankings,” President Pinson said. “This respected national study confirms that the college’s academic programs are recognized by the broader academic community as well as our supporters. It’s also another reminder to prospective students and their parents that Welch College remains a top-quality institution of higher learning that delivers its educational promise.”

The “Best Regional Colleges” category where Welch College is ranked includes 334 institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in the liberal arts, and in professional fields such as business, nursing, and education. Colleges in this category are ranked within four geographic regions: North, South, Midwest, and West.

U.S. News rankings offer opportunity to judge the relative quality of institutions based on widely accepted indicators of excellence: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and more.

Welch College received especially high marks in three strategic areas—percent of classes under 20 students (89%), average first-year retention rate (69%), and freshmen in top 25% of high school class (52%).

Provost Greg Ketteman said, “This marks the tenth time that Welch College has been included in U.S. News’ list of best colleges. This is a testimony to the hard work our faculty and staff pour into our students. Their commitment to excellence is paying off in national recognition among professional educators that Welch provides a rigorous collegiate academic setting for serious students. Our goal is to create a stimulating learning environment where education is more than books and classes. We are truly a community of faith and learning.”

Please go to this link if you would like to read more about Welch’s ranking. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/free-will-college-30018

For the latest information about coronavirus, visit welch.edu/coronavirus