LMU Enrollment Nears 5,000

Move in weekend

The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Office of Institutional Research has released the Enrollment Snapshot for Fall 2020, showing an enrollment increase for the fifth year in a row.

LMU’s total fall enrollment is 4,885 students, up 18 over Fall 2019, marks the University’s largest enrollment ever. While the undergraduate enrollment dipped this fall, the graduate and professional enrollment grew. The growth can be attributed to the largest matriculated class in history for the LMU Duncan School of Law and the second class of osteopathic medical students at the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at LMU-Knoxville.

An additional 60 new physician assistant students will matriculate on Monday, October 5, at the LMU-Knoxville location on Cogdill Road. The new program has a surgical focus. This is the inaugural class of LMU’s newest off-campus site which is already home to LMU’s second location of the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and will also house the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs currently under development.

In additional to headcount data, the Enrollment Snapshot shows that LMU continues to meet its mission of providing educational opportunities to underserved population with 1,131 first-generation students enrolled.

The global coronavirus pandemic may have impacted the undergraduate enrollment with some incoming students opting to delay their college start while the virus continues to spread in some communities. LMU will hold a special Late Start Mini-Term with a slate of 20 course sections available starting October 12 and running through December 11, to accommodate any student who put off enrollment but now feels comfortable getting back to class.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@lmunet.edu.

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