UTM has record spring enrollment
The Messenger 02.06.08
A record 6,711 students are enrolled for spring semester at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The enrollment tops the previous spring semester high of 6,504 students set in 2007 and is the ninth consecutive spring semester increase. The most recent figures resulted in spring semester records for total undergraduates, transfer students, and total full-time equivalent and full-time equivalent undergraduate students.
The 3.2 percent spring 2008 enrollment increase also follows a fall 2007 enrollment of 7,173 that set four all-time records in various categories. All enrollment numbers are compiled and reported by the university’s Office of Institutional Research.
“We continue to plan and ensure we have the resources to address expanding needs for the university,” 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.”
The 2008 spring enrollment set a spring semester record for undergraduate students, with 6,331, a 5.7 percent increase over spring 2007; transfer students, with 256, a 13.8 percent increase; undergraduate FTE, with 5,508, a 3.6 percent increase; and total FTE, with 5,693, a 2.1 percent increase over spring 2007.
FTE is the total number of student-credit hours divided by 15 for undergraduate students and 12 for graduate students.
Also increasing over spring 2007 were the number of entering freshmen and non-degree-seeking students.