University of Charleston Announces Enrollment Increase


Charleston, W.Va.  Nationally, headlines show many smaller, independent schools struggling with admissions. The University of Charleston, however, is seeing a different trend.

UC has started its 2018-2019 fall school term with the highest student enrollment total in 47 years, with a total of 2,644 students.

This record number represents 1,957 undergraduate students in Charleston, Beckley and online, and 687 graduate level students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Program, or Graduate School of Business (Graduate School of Business degree seeking students include online and military students).  This continues the trend of rising enrollment for the seventh consecutive year for the university. 

“We are excited to be serving our largest number of students in close to 50 years,” said University of Charleston President Marty Roth.  “UC’s success is testament to our innovative programs, outstanding faculty, and exceptional student support.  We look forward to building on our momentum with future enrollment growth in Charleston, Beckley, and through our distance learning platforms.”

The upcoming school term brings with it a continued focus on online learning for the university and an ongoing commitment to integrating innovation throughout the curriculum.

 “UC is the education destination for traditional undergrad, adult, military, graduate and online students. Our 6.5% increase in enrollment this year is indicative of our employees working to meet the educational needs of our diverse student body.  It is rewarding to see the efforts of ‘team UC’ take us to new enrollment heights.”  Joan Clark, Executive Vice President and Chief Admissions and Marketing Officer.