Campbellsville University Enjoys 14th Consecutive Record Enrollment

By Linda Waggener, assistant director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, has announced that 2007 spring semester enrollment is breaking almost every record at Campbellsville University. Carter, in his eighth year of leadership at CU, said the total enrollment of 2,181 sets yet another spring enrollment record.

“Each semester more and more students are finding their calling here,” Carter said, “and we believe it is because Campbellsville University is opening her arms to the world.” Spring enrollment student population at CU comes from 96 of Kentucky’s 120 counties, from 27 states and from 32 countries.

The spring 2007 semester census shows records have also been set in the number of returning undergraduate students, up significantly over spring 2006, and in the number of students living in residence halls on campus.

There are also 132 new students for the spring semester; this number includes freshmen, transfer students and students readmitted to CU. The retention rate from fall 2006 to spring 2007 is 87.9 percent which is “tremendous,” Carter said.

“With such a strong enrollment, we have much to be thankful for,” said Carter. “Campbellsville University is a great place for parents to send their sons and daughters.”

Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, calls the growth in enrollment both progressive and manageable.

Walters said, “Our admission team is focused not only on new student enrollment, but also on retaining students and maintaining the highest quality CU educational experience. Aside from the earning power that increases with a college degree, students from Campbellsville University also experience significant growth academically, socially and spiritually. These are the things that set us apart from other institutions.”

The largest record set for Campbellsville University’s spring semester comes in the Adult College Choice for Evening Learners (ACCEL) program which shows an 86 percent growth with more people taking advantage of Campbellsville University’s evening degree program.

“ACCEL is designed for busy, motivated adults with classes held Monday through Thursday nights,” according to Karla Deaton, coordinator of graduate and extended programs.

“Our entire campus community is engaged in the process of seeing all of our students reach their goals,” Walters said. “Enrollment goals are achieved by an entire campus that labors extremely hard to tell the story of Campbellsville University.”

Both Carter and Walters agree that increased technology has placed Campbellsville University on the cutting edge of prospective student outreach. “The message is reaching places it never has before,” Walters said. “Students all across the country and around the world are seeing and hearing about the high quality, affordable experience Campbellsville University has to offer.”

For more information about classes and other opportunities contact the Office of Admissions at (270) 789-5220, (800) 264-6014 or

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention.. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.

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