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CU shows record numbers in fall census

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Caleb Harris

Campbellsville University

According to an announcement from Campbellsville University president Michael V. Carter, CU has recorded its 21st consecutive semester of record enrollment.

Census data calculated the total enrollment at 3,225 students, compared to 3,006 students at about the same time last year. This is a 7.3 percent increase in the student body. Also, students staying in residence halls have increased 7.4 percent, from 883 students to 948 students.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students made an 8.9 percent increase from 1,888 to 2,056.

Students transferring from other schools to attend CU are up 18.9 percent from the 191 students who transferred last year.

Lastly, overall new CU students increased by 4.8 percent.

University officials anticipated the new enrollment growth last year, and a new residence hall for male students was built to accommodate 90.

"We have seen an increase in enrollment because CU is very intentional in growing and expanding the higher education experience," said Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services.

"We are providing more services, more opportunities, more facilities, more academic programs and an increased emphasis on spiritual development."

Walters said it's no secret that everyone wants the most for their money.

"In this economy, we understand that we have to deliver the highest quality educational experience and the entire faculty, staff and administration work tirelessly towards that objective.

"With a mission that points toward excellence and a strategic plan to guide CU in the process, we feel like these elements are leading factors in the enrollment success of the institution."