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Lindsey Wilson College celebrates all-time record enrollment

By Venus Popplewell
LWC Director of Public Relations

For the second consecutive year, Lindsey Wilson College enrolls a record-breaking number of students, surpassing previous enrollment records.

LWC exceeded its enrollment projections for the 2023-24 academic year when the college enrolled 3,925 students - a 26% increase over the previous year - an all-time high for the 120-year-old liberal arts college.

"There's a lot of conversation out there about the value of a college education," said LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. "As you look at the landscape of higher education nationally, very few colleges of our caliber are reporting steady enrollment numbers - much less record enrollment numbers. I'm proud of our faculty, staff and enrollment team on this historical achievement. The LWC family did a great job making these students feel welcome and will continue to do so as we look forward to the school year ahead."

Luckey points to several key factors that have led to the record-breaking number including an increase in the total number of undergraduate students enrolled which means more students living in student housing on the A.P. White Campus over the previous year. The College also experienced a big boost at the graduate level, with fall enrollment totals eclipsing the previous year by more than 58% - from 1,351 students to an impressive 2,148.

With a global, regional and local outreach, LWC's student body includes students from 90 Kentucky counties, 40 states and 50 foreign countries.

"Today we see a much different Lindsey Wilson than we did 10 years ago," Luckey said. "While we are excited about having a more geographically and ethnically diverse student body, we are encouraged that more than half of our undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend college. The key to this nation's future is developing a better-educated population, and Lindsey Wilson is proud to be an innovator in higher education and a part of that solution."

This story was posted on 2023-09-12 16:15:39
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LWC Student Government Association Cabinet

2023-09-12 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Lindsey Wilson College.
LWC Student Government Association Cabinet members are preparing to lead the largest and most diverse student body in College history.

Pictured, back row, from left: Treasurer Chase Hickman from Columbia, Tennessee; Vice President Tyler Buffel from Durban, South Africa; Director of Campus Outreach Zachariah Lawson from Williamsburg, Kentucky. Front row, from left: Chief of Staff Kayla Koerner from Richmond, Kentucky; President Charlotte Archey from Columbia, Kentucky; and Director of Public Relations Kassidy Phelps from Burkesville, Kentucky.

Lindsey Wilson College announced record-breaking enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year, surpassing last year's record by more than 26%.

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