Sullivan Foundation partner school Randolph-Macon College will welcome 490 new students—its largest entering class ever—for the Fall 2019 semester, with an overall historic enrollment of more than 1,510 students. The new students include 440 freshmen and 50 transfer students.
This is the first year that enrollment numbers at R-MC have exceeded 1,500. Classes begin on Monday, September 2. Located in Boydton, Va., R-MC was founded in 1830. It’s the oldest United Methodist Church-affiliated college in the nation.
The college has also rolled out several new programs, majors and initiatives:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program: This program integrates the college’s rigorous liberal arts education with a four-year nursing program that will prepare graduates for nursing careers. A state-of-the-art nursing facility, currently under construction, is slated for completion in 2020.
eSports program: Competitions are facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the eSports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces.
Show Choir: This program uses vocals, choreography, staging, costuming, and production to synthesize an artistic experience.
Randolph Macon Ensemble: This musical organization, launched in the spring of 2019, performs a broad spectrum of instrumental music.
Equestrian Program at Coventry Farm: The Equestrian Program includes a club, an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team, and an Eventing team. Riders board their horses and train at R-MC’s Coventry Farm.
Cybersecurity major: This computing-based discipline involves the creation, operation, analysis and testing of secure systems, networks and applications to protect against a variety of digital threats.
Writing major: The central focus of this major is to heighten students’ power to use the written word effectively and with style.
This story originally appeared here on the Randolph-Macon College website.