Enrollment reached an all-time high for Logsdon Seminary, as more than 165 students started fall semester classes at the Seminary’s six campuses.
According to Daniel Martin, (M.Div.), director of student services, 166 students are enrolled in fall classes, representing a 10 percent increase over last year, and an increase of 79 percent over the same semester 10 years ago.
“Logsdon Seminary is both humbled and excited to experience another all-time student enrollment at a time when most seminaries in Texas and across the United States continue to report declining enrollments,” said Dr. Donald Williford, Dean of the Seminary. “I am grateful that God has continued to lead men and women to Logsdon. We count this as a trust, and want to be faithful stewards in theological education and ministry preparation.”
Hardin-Simmons University is also enjoying an increase in new student enrollment. President Lanny Hall announced during convocation Thursday morning that enrollment was up to 2,112. The number of new students is 13.6 percent higher than fall 2014 and Graduate student enrollment is up more than six percent for fall 2015; the highest HSU has seen since graduate programs began.
“While enrollment at many seminaries across the country is in decline, we are grateful for the steady growth of Logsdon Seminary,” said Dr. Robert Ellis, associate dean for academics. “I think that growth can be attributed to Logsdon’s intensely personal learning environment, to excellent faculty and staff, and to the practical relevance of our degree programs.”
Martin said enrollment at the Abilene campus is at its highest ever, with 91 students enrolled. For the fifth straight semester, Logsdon’s enrollment numbers at all six campuses combined were the highest on record.