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Sunrise at Welch College, a private Christian college in Gallatin, Tennesse

Welch Marks Highest Fall Enrollment in 36 Years

Welch College enrolled the highest number of students in 36 years for the Fall 2019 semester, according to Provost Matthew McAffee. Total enrollment statistics indicate 426 students from 24 states, one territory, and five foreign countries, a 5.4 percent increase over last fall’s headcount. The fall of 1983 was the last fall semester that the enrollment was higher, with a headcount of 467.

“We are thankful for the modest increase in enrollment numbers this year,” McAffee said. “The Lord continues to bless our efforts in equipping leaders for Christ’s kingdom work.”

The increase in new students this year occurred with both freshmen and transfer students. This fall 84 new students enrolled in traditional on-campus programs at Welch. A total of 116 new students joined the student body for the new school year, including graduate, online, and adult studies enrollments.

At press time the college reported 185 dormitory students, 36 commuter students, 33 graduate students, 31 Adult Studies students, 50 Online/Lifetime Learning students, and 91 dual enrollment students. The fall’s full-time equivalency (FTE) is 307 students.

“We’re thankful to God for another increase in headcount and FTE enrollment,” President Matt Pinson said. “We’re excited that we have the third highest number of new traditional, college-age students since 2006, one of the top incoming classes in the last twenty years. This is good, especially given the fact that enrollment at many colleges and universities in the U.S. is at a standstill or declining.”

“The composition of the enrollment at private colleges and universities has shifted since the turn of the century, and we’ve seen this at Welch,” Pinson said. “When I was a student in the mid-1980s, we had a large number of married students in their late twenties and thirties who had pulled up stakes and moved across the country to attend college. Those days are gone. That kind of student is now engaging in non-traditional delivery systems, including online and evening classes. It’s exciting, though, to see an upward trend in enrollment occurring across all sectors at Welch.”

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

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.

New Students at Welch College Increase by 57%

GALLATIN, TN—Welch College has enrolled 367 students from 25 states and two other countries for the 2017 fall semester, according to Provost Matthew McAffee, a near-8% increase from last year’s numbers. Enrollment statistics indicate a diverse student body with a wide range of academic interests.

“We are grateful for the Lord’s blessing on Welch College in granting us this increase in student enrollment,” McAffee said. “We have a wonderful group of gifted students who are ready to pursue God’s calling on their lives. My impression of this group of Welch students leads me to anticipate a great year of academic excellence and spiritual formation.”

Two of the most exciting developments are the number of new students and dormitory students enrolled this semester. College officials report 94 new students, an increase of 57%, and 194 dormitory students, a 12% increase over last year’s numbers.

At press time the college reported 194 dormitory students, 16 commuter students, 17 graduate students, 11 Enriched Adult Studies students, 58 Online/Lifetime Learning students, and 71 dual enrollment students. Officials set the fall semester 2017 full-time student equivalency (FTE) at 275.

By classification they include 90 Freshmen, 64 Sophomores, 42 Juniors, and 55 Seniors, as well as graduate, non-degree part-time, and dual enrollment students.

 By states, students number:

Alabama 15
Arizona 1
Arkansas 14
California 4
Colorado 1
Florida 14
Georgia 9
Illinois 13
Indiana 3
Kansas 1
Kentucky 2
Michigan 6
Mississippi 5
Missouri 14
North Carolina 26
Ohio 4
Oklahoma 6
Pennsylvania 1
Rhode Island 2
South Carolina 8
South Dakota 1
Tennessee 181
Texas 4
Virginia 8
West Virginia 1
International 23

President Matt Pinson said, “There’s nothing like the excitement of fall enrollment on the Welch campus. The dreams of graduating seniors combine with the energy of incoming freshmen to put a smile on every face. Our prayer is that not the increase in numbers but the Holy Spirit, by the power of His Word, will create an unparalleled zeal in our students this year.”

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

Welch College Enrollment Increases Again

NASHVILLE, TN—Welch College enrolled 348 students from 23 states, one U.S. territory, and three other countries for the 2016 fall semester, according to Provost Greg Ketteman. Enrollment statistics indicate a diverse student body with a wide range of academic interests.

Ketteman said, “We are pleased to see a healthy fall enrollment that includes a very promising freshman class. Enrollment in our graduate, online, and Lifetime Learning programs will continue through the semester and we anticipate final semester enrollment to approach 375 students.”

At press time the college reported 173 dormitory students, 28 commuter students, 19 graduate students, 5 Adult Degree Program students, 66 Online/Lifetime Learning students, and 57 dual enrollment students. Officials set the fall semester 2016 full-time student equivalency (FTE) at 262.

By classification they include 63 Freshmen, 58 Sophomores, 66 Juniors, and 51 Seniors, as well as graduate, non-degree part-time, and dual enrollment students.

By states, students number:

Alabama – 18
Arkansas – 13
California – 1
Connecticut – 1
Florida – 13
Georgia – 11
Illinois – 14
Indiana – 2
Kansas – 2
Kentucky – 4
Michigan – 4
Mississippi – 6
Missouri – 8
North Carolina – 26
Ohio – 6
Oklahoma – 4
Pennsylvania – 2
Rhode Island – 3
South Carolina – 11
Tennessee – 145
Texas – 5
Virginia – 12
West Virginia – 1
Virgin Islands – 4
International – 32 (Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba)

President Matt Pinson said, “With 348 enrolled students at Welch College, this fall represents the highest headcount we’ve seen in ten years. Our FTE is up nearly 5%, and dorm, online, and dual enrollment also continue to grow. Last spring Welch launched its graduate program, and already we have nearly 20 students enrolled in graduate courses. These developments are positive and encouraging, and we are thankful to God for His provisions during this momentous time of excitement and transition.”

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

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