Release Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The University of Charleston’s three new
locations that opened this January have helped UC record its largest total
enrollment in 30 years and the second largest full-time enrollment in the
university's history. University President Ed Welch today announced a full-time
enrollment for Spring 2013 of 1,669, and a total enrollment of 1,884.
are extremely pleased with the growth in enrollment brought on by our recent
expansion,” said Dr. Welch. “Our focus now is to build on this base to serve
additional students at each of our locations. We want to assure that each
student experiences the high-quality courses and programs that have garnered
the University a national reputation for preparing graduates to be successful
in their jobs and leaders in their communities."
full-time enrollment surpasses 1972’s mark of 1,567 as the second largest on
record. At the present time, UC has 1,367 students taking courses in Charleston
and 517 taking courses in its regional network at UC-Beckley, UC-Martinsburg
and UC-Net (online).
is currently accepting applications for courses beginning March 11. Students
will be able to start four bachelor’s (accounting, business administration,
organizational leadership and psychology) and two master’s programs (forensic
accounting and strategic leadership), as well as take prerequisite courses for
health science programs like radiologic science, occupational therapy assistant
and diagnostic medical sonography.
2012-13 academic year marks UC’s 125th anniversary as an academic institution.
UC was founded in 1888 as Barboursville Seminary, renamed Morris Harvey College
in 1901, moved to Charleston in 1935 and was renamed the University of
Charleston in 1978.