Belmont University reports record enrollment for the spring semester, powered by large numbers of new mid-year graduate and undergraduate transfer students and a high rate of retaining freshman who enrolled in the fall. Belmont has enrolled 3,477 students this spring, 13 percent more than one year ago. In addition, 561 of its fall enrollment of 603 freshmen have returned for the spring semester, a 93 percent retention rate.
“Improved retention is a clear indication of Belmont’s commitment to student success and of student satisfaction with Belmont’s educational programs and student life,” said Belmont University Provost Dan McAlexander. The high fall-to-spring retention rate positions Belmont for achieving a record high freshman-to-sophomore retention rate in the fall of 2004, he said.
Belmont has 615 students enrolled in its masters and doctoral degree programs, a 15.3 percent increase in graduate enrollment over last spring.
Belmont University is one of the fastest-growing private universities in Tennessee and in the fall of 2003 set a new enrollment record with a total enrollment of 3,629.