Record enrollment continues at UTM
Posted: Friday, February 6, 2009 10:09 am
The Messenger 02.06.09
A record 7,152 students are enrolled for spring semester at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The enrollment tops the previous spring semester high of 6,711 students set in 2008 and is the 10th consecutive spring semester increase. The most recent figures resulted in spring semester records for total undergraduates and total full-time equivalent and full-time equivalent undergraduate students.
The 6.6 percent spring 2009 enrollment increase also follows a fall 2008 enrollment of 7,578 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 growth is representative of increases in our undergraduate enrollment, both on campus and off campus, in our dual-enrollment students and in undergraduate and graduate online programs,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. “A UT Martin education is a true value and I appreciate the confidence more and more students are demonstrating by choosing UT Martin. This level of excellence is a reflection of the hard work of our faculty and staff as well as the continued support of alumni and donors.”
The 2009 spring enrollment set a spring semester record for undergraduate students, with 6,733, a 6.3 percent increase over spring 2008; undergraduate FTE, with 5,718, a 3.8 percent increase; and total FTE, with 5,935, a 4.3 percent increase over spring 2008. FTE is the total number of student credit hours divided by 15 for undergraduate students and 12 for graduate students.
Also increasing over spring 2008 were the number of returning students, by 5.6 percent, and the number of dual-enrollment/concurrent enrollment students, by 29 percent.
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