UTM announces record spring enrollment

UTM announces record spring enrollment

A record 7,824 students are enrolled for spring semester at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The enrollment tops the previous spring semester high of 7,692 students, set in 2010, and is the 12th consecutive spring semester increase. 

The most recent figures resulted in spring semester records for total undergraduates, total full-time equivalent and full-time equivalent undergraduate students.

The 1.7 percent spring 2011 enrollment increase also follows a fall 2010 enrollment of 8,469 that set six all-time records in various categories. All enrollment numbers are compiled and reported by the university’s Office of Institutional Research.

“Enrollment increase is representative of growth in our undergraduate enrollment, both on campus and off campus, in undergraduate online programs and in our dual-enrollment program,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. 

“Our faculty and staff continue to work hard providing high-quality education and student-centric services. We are blessed to experience these levels of interest and by the ever-increasing achievement of students.”

The 2011 spring enrollment set a spring semester record for undergraduate students, with 7,365, a 2.1 percent increase over spring 2010; undergraduate FTE, with 6,187, a 1.3 percent increase; and total FTE, with 6,421, a 1.1 percent increase over spring 2010. 

FTE is the total number of student credit hours divided by 15 for undergraduate students and 12 for graduate students. Also increasing over spring 2010 was the number of returning undergraduate students, by 3.1 percent, and the number of transfer students, by 16.1 percent.

wcp 2/17/11

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