President Charles L. Shearer said he expects enrollment to level off at or slightly below the current level.
“We are delighted that our enrollment has increased at the rate it has over the past decade,” said Shearer. “Our enrollment is at capacity.”
The record enrollment is attributed to an excellent retention rate of returning students combined with a full class of new students and 14 transfer students.
Of the 335 members of the Class of 2011:
Shearer said that Transylvania’s success is a result of the hard work of many. “We are all committed to the value of a high quality liberal arts education and have worked diligently to offer the best to our students while keeping increases in tuition and fees as low as possible.”
Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
Transylvania University admits students regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.