Oral Roberts University says for the fifth year in a row, its enrollment has increased from the previous year.
Wednesday, the Tulsa school reported 3,403 students were enrolled this fall, an increase of 68 over 2012.
In a news release, ORU said retention of freshmen is more than 80 percent for the fourth consecutive year.
"In the current economic climate, reporting enrollment growth of any kind is a testament to the excellent whole person education provided by ORU," said ORU President Dr. William M. Wilson. "We look forward to continued growth in any sector as ORU expands educational opportunities on a global scale."
ORU officials said the increase is attributed to numerous factors including the Whole Person Scholarship Program and the new Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center.
ORU opened the new center in February.
The Whole Person Scholarship Program is designed to aid well-rounded students who dream of furthering their education.