Student body grows during current challenges

During the fall semester, CBC saw a 1.1% increase in the traditional student population, as well as a 3.6% increase in first-time entering students and a larger freshmen class.

“The Admissions and Registration teams did an outstanding job of bringing in the 2020 class, which is the highest since 2018,” said Ryan Johnson, vice president for enrollment management. 

At 121 students, the freshmen class, saw a 17.4% increase from 103 entering students in the fall of 2019.

Although the incoming students may have increased, the enrollment of the institution saw an 11.3% decrease with 607 students in comparison to 685 at the fall of last year. The smaller number of students attending this year was due to fewer PACE (professional Adult College Education) and high school concurrent students enrolling.

Administration said his decrease was expected due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am excited as we look to the fall of 2021,” said President Terry Kimbrow. “This increase in new student enrollment and the consistency in the return percentage in the traditional program confirm that students are seeking an institution of higher education that focuses on the integration of Christian faith and academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, which is the heart of the mission of CBC.”

With admissions already working on recruitment for the 2021 semester, prospective students can attend recruiting events, in person/virtual tour or a preview day.

Information on admissions can be found at https://www.cbc.edu/future_students/admissions_home 

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