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Carson-Newman announces largest ever freshman class

Johnson City Press • Sep 11, 2019 at 5:48 PM

Carson-Newman University now has the largest freshman class in the institution’s history with 557 freshmen, according to a press release from the university.

This is the highest enrollment in Carson-Newman’s 168-year history. The university announced that a total of 2,725 students have enrolled for the fall semester, and this fall also marks a record graduate class of 885 students.

This year’s freshman class also carries a higher average grade-point average than freshman classes from the past five years.

The previous total enrollment record year came in 2016 when the university celebrated a anl enrollment of 2,659 students and a record graduate enrollment of 847 students. The previous record freshman class size was in 1980 with 516 students. Since 2010, the university has reported a 40% increase in enrollment.

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