Lee enrollment jumps to 5,370 fall students

From Staff Reports
Posted 10/2/17

Fall enrollment numbers are in, and a pattern of steady growth continues at Lee University.

The university has 5,370 students for fall 2017, which includes part-time and full-time students for …

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Lee enrollment jumps to 5,370 fall students

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Fall enrollment numbers are in, and a pattern of steady growth continues at Lee University.

The university has 5,370 students for fall 2017, which includes part-time and full-time students for both on campus and distance learning.

“We are thrilled to have the semester underway with another record-breaking year at Lee,” said Phil Cook, vice president for enrollment at Lee.

“Our student body is bigger and more academically prepared than ever, and our campuswide retention efforts are producing great results. This kind of success is especially gratifying in today's extremely competitive higher education environment.”

Lee has welcomed its largest freshman class in school history, a total of 901, and these freshmen are also coming in with an ACT average of 24.6, which is the highest to date.

The university is also celebrating its highest freshman to sophomore retention, with 81 percent having returned this year.

The 2016-17 year also proved to be a banner year for Lee, which saw a record number of graduates. For the first time in school history, there were more than 1,000 graduates in a single academic year.

"In addition to this wonderful news about the fall enrollment, Lee also experienced a record number of graduates during the 2016-17 academic year,” said Cook.

“This is a truly significant accomplishment. To have more than 1,000 students complete their degrees in one year is remarkable. These totals reflect the recent growth of our enrollment, but it also confirms the quality of students choosing Lee. You cannot have this kind of success without an outstanding faculty and staff. This is a result of their hard work, and further demonstrates the kind of university Lee is becoming."

Officials added that while its numbers are up, the school did see a slight decrease in new transfers and online students.

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