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Enrollment exceeds 45,000 students

April 3, 2009 : Teresa Dunham

Liberty University’s enrollment numbers have surpassed 45,000 in the resident and online programs for the current academic year.

“The entire enrollment management division is very pleased with the growth LU continues to experience,” said Chris Johnson, vice president for enrollment management. “We certainly know it’s a blessing from the Lord.”

Total enrollment for the academic year stands at 45,109 students, compared with 36,422 students last year. This is an increase of 24 percent over last year according to Lawrence Shackleton, Liberty’s vice president for administrative information management/registrar.

Online students make up the bulk of the enrollment at 33,366 for the academic year, an increase of 32 percent over last year.