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Chris Fane's Student Ministry News

A youth ministry blog consisting of a collection of articles and notes related to
student / youth ministry. Gathered by Chris Fane of egadideas.com



Record numbers flocking to Christian colleges

FROM: CHICAGO TRIBUNE / RELIGION NEWS SERVICE

Growth lets schools be more selective, curb tuition hikes

Evangelical Christian colleges are attracting record numbers of applications this year in a trend that bodes well for an educational niche that was struggling to survive just a generation ago.

Applications have jumped between 8 percent and 10 percent at the 238 colleges that belong to the North American Association of Christian Admissions Professionals, according to Executive Director Chant Thompson. More applications mean more students on campuses next fall, he said, and that's good news since 25 percent of those schools are barely breaking even financially.

Excitement is running high among administrators at Christian campuses that have long strived to increase their enrollments and fill classrooms with high-achieving students.

On the other hand, keener competition means disappointment for some anxious seniors in high school who thought their credentials were good enough to get in.

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