UT Martin reports record enrollment
Posted: Friday, February 26, 2010 10:18 am
The Messenger 02.26.10
A record 7,692 students are enrolled for spring semester at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The enrollment tops the previous spring semester high of 7,152 students set in 2009 and is the 11th 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 7.6 percent spring 2010 enrollment increase also follows a fall 2009 enrollment of 8,101 that set seven 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 and in undergraduate and graduate online programs,” UT Martin Chancellor Dr. Tom Rakes said.
“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 2010 spring enrollment set a spring semester record for undergraduate students with 7,217, a 7.2 percent increase over spring 2009; undergraduate FTE with 6,109, a 6.8 percent increase; and total FTE with 6,351, a 7 percent increase over spring 2009. FTE is the total number of student credit hours divided by 15 for undergraduate students and 12 for graduate students.
Also increasing over spring 2009 was the number of returning students, by 6.8 percent.