Enrollment doubles at satellite compus of U of M

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Memphis campus in Jackson has a rapidly growing number of students.

The Lambuth Campus, which is the former Lambuth University, begins the academic year with an enrolment of about 600 students, more than twice as many as last year.

University dean Dan Lattimore told the Commercial Appeal the university expected to have 1,000 students in four years, but he thinks it's likely that figure will be reached in three years.

U of M acquired the satellite campus in the summer of 2011 after 168-year-old Lambuth University financially failed.

Dormitory space is limited, but a building with a capacity of 200 students is being renovated for occupancy next year.

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