These [62,000 online students], combined with the 12,370 who attend on-campus courses, place Liberty in the top spot as the largest Christian university in the world.
Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011
Liberty University proved yet again why it is one of the largest four-year universities in the United States with an announcement last month that its online program has reached an enrollment of nearly 62,000 students.
“This is a historic event for Liberty University Online, enrollment management and Liberty University,” said Chris Johnson, vice president for enrollment management. “We want to give thanks to the Lord for making this accomplishment possible.”
Liberty University instituted a distance learning program in the 1980s to provide Christian-based education to more students. From this beginning, Liberty University Online has continued to increase its course offerings and credibility in the academic community.
The online university reached 25,000 students in 2008 and has more than doubled that number in just two years. Since last April, more than 10,000 students were added. These numbers, combined with the 12,370 who attend on-campus courses, place Liberty in the top spot as the largest Christian university in the world.
Liberty University Online is an attractive option for many students because of its commitment to academic excellence, affordable tuition, Christian scholarships and faith-based community.
“Liberty Online Ministries provides spiritual support to our online students through prayer, counseling, and online resources,” said Kevin Conner, online pastor.
About Liberty University Online
Liberty University Online is the distance learning arm of the world’s largest Christian university. The online Christian college offers more than 45 accredited undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs from business to religion and is consistently ranked among the top 10 online universities. Launched in 1985, the online university has been fulfilling its mission to bring a Christ-centered education to men and women around the globe for more than 25 years.
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