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FHU / Dickson Enrollment Rises

Dickson, Tenn. - Sep 14, 2016

Enrollment for Fall 2016 at FHU/Dickson has passed the century mark with more than 100 students enrolling for the fall semester. Freed-Hardeman University began offering coursework leading to bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and business in 2014. Since that time, four-year degrees in criminal justice, psychology, social work and nursing have been added.

The headcount at Dickson is 109 students, which includes 79 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students, an increase of 240.6 percent. The number of credit hours also rose from 243 in Fall 2015 to 852 for this fall.

Four baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and management; Bachelor of Science in elementary education (K-6), criminal justice and psychology; Bachelor of Social Work; and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, are currently available. FHU additionally offers graduate programs in business, counseling, education and theology.

Freed-Hardeman University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer degree programs at Dickson. Four of the degree programs also hold specialized accreditations: business, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; nursing, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; social work, Council of Social Work Education; and teacher education, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, formerly known as NCATE.

“We are very pleased with the growth in enrollment at Dickson,” FHU Provost C.J. Vires said. “This means more students from Dickson and the surrounding areas are accessing post-secondary education. They will have more career opportunities and these students will be in a better position to help meet the growing workforce needs of this area. We appreciate all of our community partners who are helping to provide these educational opportunities, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we focus on future growth and programming to meet the needs of the community.”

FHU/Dickson is the only four-year educational institution in Dickson County. It primarily provides classes for transfer students and graduate degrees for those who have already completed baccalaureate degrees. Nashville State Community College continues to offer freshman and sophomore level courses at The Renaissance Center.