Enrollment at Christian colleges and universities on the rise

Interest in attending Christian colleges and universities appears to be on the rise, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), The Alabama Baptist reported.

Based on information from the NCES’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, schools affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities experienced a 12.56 percent enrollment increase between 2003 and 2009, according to the news source.

Additional data from the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities shows that 51 institutions had a total enrollment of 113,261 undergraduate students in the fall of 2009. The news outlet added that in the fall of 2011, this number had risen to 122,883 undergraduates.

There are several benefits to applying to a Christian university that students should consider. For instance, these institutions provide individuals with a chance to earn degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s level in subjects such as business, nursing and psychology. At the same time, their educational experience includes a focus on their religion, which allows them to learn in a way that reflects their Christian lifestyle.

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