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.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 167549505 - local8now.com/a?a=167549505
Gray Television, Inc.