BUIES CREEK – Undergraduate enrollment has hit an all-time high at Campbell, the University announced this week.
The 3,049 total enrollment eclipses the previous high of 3,034 in 2008, according to Dr. John Roberson, Vice President for Enrollment Management & Assistant to the President. This year’s figure also includes 1,136 new students, more than 20 percent of whom are from outside of North Carolina.
Roberson credited the new figures with hard work at a number of levels within the University.
“This is the result of an orchestrated effort to attract students to Campbell,” he said. “From the management team to the faculty and staff, I’m very pleased with the work that’s being done here.”
Campus enhancements and program additions have played a role, too, Roberson said. From the new library, chapel, dormitories, and athletic facilities to the excitement surrounding the proposed medical school, he said students are discovering that Campbell — located just 30 minutes south of Raleigh and north of Fayetteville — has a lot to offer. “There’s no doubt these are all contributing factors,” he said.
The new student population is 60 percent female and 40 percent male, and transfer students represent more than 150 different schools. About 40 percent of the student body represent minority populations, including African-American, Latino, Asian and Native American.
According to admissions data, out-of-state students come to Campbell from as far away as Alaska, Hawaii and Maine. International students hail from 15 different countries, including the Ukraine, Denmark, South Africa and South Korea.
The University’s total enrollment more than doubles when graduate schools and satellite campuses are added to the equation. Campbell’s total domestic and international enrollment is approaching 7,000 students, according to Roberson, with official numbers to be released in early October.
by Billy Liggett, Assistant Director for Publications