UTM Enrollment Up
The University of Tennessee at Martin's summer enrollment of 2,179 students ranks as the second highest total for that period, behind the university's 2006 record summer headcount.
Enrollment decreased by 7.2 percent compared to summer 2006, following an all-time record number of spring graduates. All enrollment numbers are compiled and reported by the university's Office of Institutional Research.
Undergraduate students totaled 1,770 compared to 1,825 in summer 2006. Graduate students totaled 409 compared to 523 last summer.
"The 2007 summer enrollment numbers are not unexpected following the large graduation class we experienced in spring," said Dr. Thomas Rakes, university chancellor. "We also are encouraged by the early enrollment numbers for fall 2007, which continue to compare positively to the same period last year when a record fall enrollment was posted."
Students enrolled for classes following the fourth and final Summer Orientation and Registration session total 5,796 compared to 5,737 for fall 2006, a 1 percent increase. A record 6,893 students enrolled for fall 2006 classes.
Registration for fall semester continues with classes set to begin Aug. 27. Summer commencement is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Skyhawk Fieldhouse. Information about UT Martin is available by calling 1-800-829-UTM1.