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Student enrollment reaches record numbers for 19th consecutive year

Belmont University’s student enrollment totalled 8,481 for the 2019 fall semester, making it the 19th consecutive year of record enrollment.

This is a 57 percent increase since 2009, when enrollment was 5,393 students.

University President Dr. Robert Fisher acknowledged the many reasons for student growth in a press release Wednesday.

“Without a doubt Belmont University is a special place. Home to dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to student success, top-ranked academic programs that meet market needs, holistic education in and out of the classroom and a 94 percent job placement rate, this campus is keeping students at the center of all we do,” said Fisher.

Students like junior Emma Williams like that enrollment has increased, and don’t think it has affected the lives of students too much.

“We still have the feeling of a smaller school with class sizes but there are still a ton of people to meet and make connections with,” she said.

This year’s freshman class ranks as the largest in university history, with a total 1,724 students. Additionally, this is also the largest freshman class at any private college or university in Tennessee.

“Belmont continues to craft a remarkable enrollment story,” said Associate Provost and Dean of Enrollment David Mee in a press release. “The university’s record enrollment this fall, coupled with record freshman and graduate student classes, is a testament to the enduring success of the university in attracting students from every state and around the globe.”

Photo courtesy of Office of Communications.

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