LWC Enrollment Reaches Record 2,600 Students
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 [11:21 AM]
The Jim and Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center, left, and the Dr.
Robert and Carol Goodin
Nursing & Counseling Center, right, are two of the major
LWC has opened in the last five years.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College has
enrolled a record 2,600 students for the 2011-12 school year,
college officials announced today.
The college's record enrollment for 2011-12 is part of a steady
five-year enrollment growth at the 108-year-old liberal arts
college. Since the 2006-07 school year, LWC's enrollment has grown
from 1,792 students to its current level of 2,600 students -- a 31
"This is such wonderful news for our college community and our
region," said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr., who has been the
college's eighth president since July 1, 1998. "This growth is an
affirmation of the Lindsey Wilson mission. More students and their
family members have discovered Lindsey Wilson, and they like what
they have found."
Lindsey Wilson's enrollment increase has been fueled by a
dramatic expansion in the college's academic programs,
co-curricular opportunities and extracurricular programs.
This school year, the college opened its latest academic
building -- the two-story Dr. Robert and Carol Goodin Nursing &
Counseling Center. The college's undergraduate majors have grown to
26, including its first baccalaureate programs in science --
nursing and psychophysiology. Lindsey Wilson has also expanded its
number of full-time faculty to a record level. Since the 2007-08
school year, LWC's faculty has expanded by 37 full-time members to
its current level of 113, the most in college history.
"We have made a significant investment in expanding our academic
programs, classroom buildings and faculty because they are at the
heart of a great liberal arts college," Luckey said.
LWC has also expanded undergraduate research opportunities for
students, it has increased its investment in service-learning
initiatives by more than $500,000, and it has added several
intercollegiate sports programs.
Lindsey Wilson has also kept a college education affordable for
working-class families. During the 2010-11 school year -- the last
school year in which total figures are available -- LWC students
received more than $49 million in financial aid, $14.9 million of
which came from the college. This year, LWC expects to award more
than $15 million institutional aid.
"Even during these challenging economic times for our nation,
Lindsey Wilson remains committed to helping every deserving student
earn a college education," said LWC Vice President for Student
Services and Enrollment Management Dean Adams. "Few things are more valuable or
important in a person's life than to earn a college education, and
Lindsey Wilson will continue to help people realize that goal."