Liberty University Online Learning Surpasses 25,000
The enrollment for Liberty University’s Distance Learning Program on Tuesday 3/25/2008 topped the 25,000 mark for the first time.
Registrar Lawrence Shackleton confirmed the enrollment figures in an e-mail to school officials Tuesday morning.Officially, the enrollment topped 25,000 at 9:13 a.m.
“It’s an exciting day, I want to give tribute to God’s blessing. You can’t humanly take credit for that. There’s got to be God involved in that. It’s such an amazing thing.” said Ronald S. Kennedy, Executive Director of Distance Learning and Graduate Studies.
Two years ago, the distance learning program finished with less than 13,000 students.
“We are looking at 50 percent growth this year and 110% growth over the past two years,” Kennedy said. “We are hoping to surpass 27,000 students by early June.”
“God certainly deserves all the credit. Certainly, we have cleaned things up and made thing a lot more efficient, but only He could have provided the students like we have seen over the past two years. He’s certainly has smiled upon us,” he said.
“It has been a true honor to fulfill the dream of our founder, Dr. Jerry Falwell, to have 25,000 distance learning students. Now we will push forward with our new Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. as we take the Liberty University distance learning program to the next level”, Kennedy said.