Transylvania University has increased the number of first-year students by 19 percent over last fall, bringing total enrollment up slightly to 1,065, officials announced Thursday. Enrollment last fall was 1,015.
About 20 percent of the 327 students in the class of 2019 identify themselves as racial or ethnic minorities, and a quarter of the incoming students are from outside Kentucky, according to a news release. Twenty-one of the new students graduated from the Governor's Scholars program; two are alums of the Governor's School for the Arts; and eight were National Merit Finalists.
These first-year students are on campus to participate in a three-week program called August Term. Other students arrive in early September.