LeTourneau enrollment sees growthLeTourneau enrollment sees growthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=94912012-09-26T09:38:00Z2012-09-26T00:00:00Z

LONGVIEW - LeTourneau University’s enrollment for fall 2012 revealed a growth of 6 percent in the total number of traditional students over last year with a total of 1,360 students over last year’s total of 1,283.

The new class of freshmen and transfer students totaled 439, which is one of the larger incoming classes, and represents a 13.4 percent growth over last years’ incoming class of 387.

This year the university has seen a 64 percent increase in international students, with 92 enrolled this year, over 56 enrolled last year. The number of dual credit students has risen from 16 to 53.

Online enrollment is the highest ever, totaling 1,067 students, which is up from 1,025 last year. LETU’s online program was ranked the number one online program for 2011 among Christian Colleges and Universities by www.TheBestColleges.org.

The university is reporting that its one-year retention rate of 79 percent is the highest it has seen in over a decade, and the overall retention rate is 89 percent, which rose significantly since last year’s 82.9 percent.

Source: LeTourneau University

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