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Larger freshmen class signals growth for Lubbock Christian University

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Lubbock Christian University enters its 60th year with the largest freshman class in more than a five-year period, reflecting a 16 percent increase from the fall of 2015.

The undergraduate enrollment numbers combined with the 441 graduate and professional students brings Lubbock Christian University's fall enrollment to 1,912 students, the eighth consecutive year enrollment has exceeded 1900 students.

The 16 percent increase of freshmen enrollment does, however, provide a projection for growth in different areas of study for the university.

"We are making a major investment in our students with significant new facilities for our science and nursing programs and are blessed with an outstanding faculty dedicated to LCU's mission," said President Tim Perrin.

This fall the LCU Honors program became the university's fourth college, reflecting the growth of that area. Enrollment in the Honors College reached an all-time high this year, increasing by 17 percent.

"The Honors College student population has set an unprecedented record, and the overall quality of the students continues to rise. These students are deep thinkers who not only look to improve themselves but also improve others," said Dr. Stacy Patty, dean of LCU Honors College.

The university also launched its first-ever study abroad program in Avila, Spain with a group of 20 students, adding to a number of study abroad options available to LCU students in all academic disciplines.

President Perrin added, "In only six decades, the university has enjoyed remarkable growth and development, and we give thanks for all those who have sacrificed and given so much to make LCU what it is today."

"This is an exciting time at LCU as we continue to expand and enhance our campus, offer our students life-changing experiences both in and out of the classroom, and deepen our commitment to our mission. It's a great day to be a Chap!"

For more information about 60th anniversary events, visit www.LCU.edu/60th.

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