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Fastest growing college
Motlow tops in Tennessee
Motlow math teacher Margia Keel teaches to a full class of 30 students Tuesday at the campus in McMinnville, which has enjoyed 30.6 percent growth.
The fastest growing college in Tennessee has a campus right here in McMinnville.Fall enrollment figures have been submitted and it’s been determined Motlow College has an enrollment increase of 19.4 percent, the highest in the state. That figure is fueled by a 60 percent increase at the Motlow center in Smyrna and a 30.6 growth rate in McMinnville.The growth figures are not just a comparison with other community colleges, but rather all public universities, community colleges and Tennessee colleges of applied technology under the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Motlow has welcomed a larger percentage increase of students this fall than any other school.“In 12 years as a college president, I’ve never seen growth like this,” said Motlow College president Tony Kinkel, who started at Motlow on Aug. 1.