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Enrollment up yet again at University of Tampa

University of Tampa

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

University of Tampa

28

September

Another year, another enrollment record for the University of Tampa.

If you’re keeping count, the university is on a 20-year streak of increasing enrollment, culminating in a total of 8,310 students that more than triples the number two decades ago.

That number, a 3.4 increase from last year, includes both graduates and undergrads.

More than 20,000 students applied this year for fewer than 2,500 spots in the freshman class. Overall, applications have been on the upswing, shooting up 224 percent over 10 years.

“Interest in UT set an all-time record this past year, due in large part to our increased reputation for delivering a high-quality, rich educational experience,” Vice President of Enrollment Dennis Nostrand said in a statement. “Plus, once undergraduates decide to attend UT, we do an excellent job of graduating them in four years or less.”

SAT scores are also up, the university said, with 22 percent of incoming undergrads eligible for the Honors Program.

Of the incoming class, every state and about 140 countries are represented. International students make up 17 percent of UT students.

The university hired about three dozen faculty for this year.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:18am]

    

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