Liberty University's fall enrollment is up 10.5% from last year. The school now has 108,000 students online and 14,500 students on-campus in Lynchburg, Virginia.
"Liberty is a national draw, and soon after COVID-19 hit in March, we knew it might be beneficial to us since we have a strong online enrollment," said Ron Kennedy, Liberty's Executive Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing.
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, college and university enrollment in the fall 2020 semester fell 3% overall in the U.S. from last year's fall enrollment. Enrollment at primarily online institutions saw an increase overall (6.8% for undergraduates, 7.2% for graduates)
🔦 In August, Jerry Falwell Jr., the then-president of Liberty University, resigned from the school in the midst of sex scandal allegations.
"Over many years, Liberty's brand has grown to become much bigger than just one person," Kennedy said. "Even in a time of transition, students know that this mission will not change. They are here to gain a Christian education from a world-class university, and Liberty continues to provide that."