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.

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.

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

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