For Fall 2022, Montreat College’s full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment reached the highest in the school’s 107-year history with 918 FTE, which represents a 45 percent increase from the Fall 2014 FTE. FTE is a calculation that translates student credit hours into an equivalent number of full-time, full-year students. This measure allows a college to understand how the total enrollment of part-time and full-time students converts to an overall full-time enrollment student headcount equivalency, which is useful for calculating revenue projections and organizational needs.

Overall degree-seeking enrollment on Montreat’s traditional campus held steady this fall at 659, down just three students from the record high of 662 achieved a year ago. The School of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) enrollment increased to 332 total degree-seeking students, up from 311 last fall. This growth represents a 25 percent increase in AGS enrollment over four years.

“The number of new students seeking the traditional on-campus and online degree programs we offer at Montreat College continues to grow,” remarks Montreat College President Paul J. Maurer. “Reaching the highest FTE enrollment in our history illustrates the college’s focus on recruiting the right students coupled with our ongoing efforts to improve the overall student experience for our returning students.”

The college’s incoming students for Fall 2022 included 205 first-time freshmen and 46 new transfer students, bringing overall new student enrollment to 251 traditional undergraduate students. Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies currently enrolls 332 degree-seeking students – 161 undergraduate students and 171 graduate students. Overall, 995 students are currently attending Montreat College in-person and online.