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Montreat College announced last week that degree-seeking enrollment on its traditional campus this semester is the highest on record in the school's 101-year history, both for new students and overall enrollment.

Overall degree-seeking enrollment on Montreat’s traditional campus this fall is 520, up from the previous record of 477 achieved a year ago. The college welcomed 174 first-time freshmen, also the highest number on record, outpacing last year's record freshmen class of 167. The college also welcomed 52 new transfer students, bringing overall new student enrollment to 226, besting the previous record of 218 new students achieved two years ago. An additional 61 nondegree-seeking students brings the headcount to 581 students on the traditional campus.

In addition, Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies currently enrolls 336 students in Asheville, Charlotte, Morganton and online. It also has 176 undergraduate students and 160 graduate students, bringing the grand total to 917 students currently attending Montreat College.

“Three consecutive years of record enrollment on our traditional campus demonstrates a clear upward trend for the college and has created tremendous momentum,” says Montreat College President Paul J. Maurer. “This growth pattern, coupled with new and enhanced academic programs and new and upgraded facilities, moves the college closer to our vision of being a leader in Christ-centered higher education regionally, nationally, and globally.”

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