Liberty Sets Student Enrollment Record in 2021

Liberty University’s incoming class is projected to be the largest enrollment in the school’s 50-year history with an estimated 20% increase in new students on campus for the fall 2021 semester.

“After all the challenges that hit universities this past year, we’re overjoyed to see our largest incoming class of nearly 5,500 new and transfer students come to LU,” said Ron Kennedy, Executive Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing. “Because our online enrollment grew by another 6,000 students to over 114,000 students, we know that Liberty’s impact is felt across the nation. We feel gratitude to God for what He is doing through this institution to train and send out Champions for Christ.”

According to the Forbes article, “Latest Numbers Show Largest College Enrollment Decline in a Decade,” statistics from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) show this spring was down more than 600,000 students in enrollment when compared to a year ago.

However, with the fall semester underway, Liberty has reached full on-campus housing capacity with all dorm rooms occupied. 

“God is doing it. We are truly seeing the work of His hands. None of us, our students, our faculty, our staff, our administration could pull this off without his favor and blessing. It is truly amazing to see what He is doing in our lives,” Provost and Chief Academic Officer Scott Hicks said.

According to Liberty’s website, the university student body represents over 50 states and 75 countries.

“We really work hard to give students an added value experience that glorifies God,” Hicks said. 

With more new students than ever on campus this year, the future is bright for students and the university alike. 

Lauren Shank is the News Editor. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenmshank.

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