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Union enrollment tops 4,000 for first time

Seniors Luke Allison and Katie Holloway greet new students as they arrive on campus. Enrollment for the fall is a record-high 4,050 students, including a record-high 545 freshmen. (Photo by Beth Spain)
Seniors Luke Allison and Katie Holloway greet new students as they arrive on campus. Enrollment for the fall is a record-high 4,050 students, including a record-high 545 freshmen. (Photo by Beth Spain)

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 2, 2009 – Enrollment at Union University for the fall semester is a record-high 4,050 students – a 7.4 percent jump from a year ago and the 12th straight year for an enrollment increase at the university.

It’s the first time ever for Union’s enrollment to exceed 4,000 students.

The 2009 figure tops last year’s fall enrollment of 3,770 by 280. The latest enrollment figures show a 105 percent increase over the 1,972 students enrolled in the fall of 1996, when Union University President David S. Dockery began his tenure.

“We are thankful to God for a record enrollment and for each student represented by these numbers,” Dockery said. “We will pray that their influence for the good of church and society, in accordance with the university’s mission, will be multiplied for years to come.”

The enrollment for 2009 includes 2,857 undergraduate students, compared to 2,648 last year, and 1,193 graduate students, compared to 1,122 last year.

Of the undergraduate students, a record-high 545 are traditional undergraduate freshmen. This year’s enrollment includes more than 1,200 new students in all of Union’s various programs.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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