Fall enrollment increases

   With registration for all programs complete, Trevecca’s Office of the Provost announced that fall enrollment numbers are new records: total university headcount enrollment is 2478, traditional undergraduate enrollment is 996, new student enrollment is 356, and new freshmen enrollment is 269. The overall headcount is an increase of 5.7%, and the freshman number is an increase of 11.6%.

Increased enrollments in traditional majors were the highest in science and math programs, which have had strong growth in the last three years especially. The interdisciplinary majors in worship arts and social justice have also increased significantly since their beginning two years ago, as has both Trevecca’s newest graduate programs, the PhD in clinical counseling and the fully online Master’s of Organizational Leadership. The largest increase in a adult degree-completion program was in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry, offered in collaboration with The Salvation Army’s officers (clergy) training school, Evangeline Booth College, in Atlanta. This fall, Trevecca welcomed its first cohort of students into it newest degree-completion program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Technology. The adult and graduate programs at Trevecca are now offered through the administrative support of the University’s newly-established College for Lifelong Learning.

Commenting about these enrollment numbers, Provost Steve Pusey said, “Trevecca’s strategic goal is an overall student enrollment of 3,000 by 2015. Considering the continuing world economic downturn, we are pleased with enrollments this fall. We have had steady growth over the last half decade in most program areas and will continue to explore new academic program options that will meet the needs of our constituency.”