Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
Liberty University en Español recently experienced a triple increase in enrollment during the 2011-12 academic year.
The bilingual program reached 298 students by the end of the 2012 academic year; which is a 200 percent increase from the 99 students enrolled in 2011. Established in Fall 2010, this growth shows tremendous promise for the young bilingual program’s success in meeting the need for education in the Hispanic community.
Orlando Lobaina, Executive Director of Liberty University en Español, said it has been a blessing and a reward for the Liberty en Español staff and faculty to see such growth and to see the vision of the program coming to fruition.
“We are excited as a university to be offering these types of online, bilingual, accredited courses in the U.S. and Latin America,” Lobaina said. “It is a privilege for all of us to be a part of the academic training of these future Champions for Christ. We look forward to welcoming many more Hispanic students who desire to begin earning their college degrees in 2012-13.”
Liberty en Español offers accredited bilingual programs from the associate to master’s level, all within a Christian worldview taught by fully bilingual professors and staff. With 12 unique programs of study, students can explore degrees in the fields of business, religion, ministry, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, education, and paralegal studies.
As part of the world’s largest Christian university, Liberty en Español is Training Champions for Christ around the world by offering education to the Hispanic community. This unique Spanish- and English-based program allows individuals to receive an affordable, bilingual, convenient education to help students achieve their goals.
Seeking opportunities to promote education to the Hispanic community, Latin Christian music artist Daniela Barroso recently joined the mission of Liberty en Español to promote the bilingual program. Barroso has emerged as an advocate for education within the Hispanic community and is earning her degree through Liberty en Español.
“My desire has always been to reach people and to impact lives through music,” Barroso said. “Liberty University en Español has allowed me to earn my degree in psychology as I continue to pursue my dream of being a musician.”
“In my classes I have learned and found solutions to the many questions that no one else had responded to so clearly regarding the existence of God, His divine plan, His message of salvation, and His plan for my life,” student Judy Quintero said.
About Liberty University
Liberty University en Español is an extension of Liberty University, the nation’s largest, private, nonprofit university. As an affordable option in higher education, Liberty offers the lowest tuition rates among top online universities. The flexible, online format allows students to balance family, work, and earning a degree.
Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Va., is the world’s largest Christian university. Nearly 100,000 students attend classes on its 6,800-acre residential campus and study in its thriving online education program.