More than 400 students who applied to Liberty University for the Fall 2008 semester were put on a waiting list starting July 1. The move was a first for Liberty, as high enrollment numbers prompted officials to set the June 30 cut-off date for enrollment for Fall 2008 to allow for facilities and staffing to catch up with current growth.
University Advancement staff
While other colleges may be struggling to keep enrollment numbers high, Liberty University has been encountering a rise in enrollment, causing leaders — for the first time in the school’s history — to set a deadline to close out enrollment for the residential program.
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary recently received approval from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)to offer a Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics.
Enrollment in Liberty University’s Distance Learning Program topped the 25,000 student mark for the first time on Tuesday.
Enrollment figures for the program were confirmed by LU Registrar Lawrence Shackleton in an e-mail to school officials.
Officially, the 25,000th student enrolled at about 9:15 a.m.
Liberty Christian Academy has announced it expects record numbers for the 2008-2009 school year. With about 2,000 students, the school will be at full capacity.
“We’ll be at maximum utilization of this facility,” said Todd Campo, superintendent.
Liberty University’s Distance Learning Program has been ranked among the nation’s elite.
LU ranked third in the second annual Online College Ranking by the Online Education Database released January 23.
When third-year Liberty University law students arrived for fall semester in August 2006, they attended an opening ceremony in which they touched a stone taken from Mt. Sinai, the peak where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.