This college is growing!

The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Liberty University: The rise of a really big conservative college

LYNCHBURG, VA. — Jerry Falwell credits his famous father for laying a solid academic foundation for Liberty University’s extraordinary growth, and it’s a formula he’s followed and built on as president of the evangelical Christian university.

The younger Falwell has assiduously focused on Liberty as it has swelled to the largest university in Virginia, fueled primarily by distance learners. He has kept Liberty an essential stop for conservative Republicans with White House aspirations while keeping out of the spotlight.

That’s a departure from his late father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, whose barbed pronouncements on homosexuality, for one, made him a reviled figure to some and a pioneering conservative crusader to others.