Release date: Sept. 10, 2007
News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-2919
Enrollment Services contact: Dr. Sherian Huddleston, 615-898-2828
RECORD 23,264 ENROLLMENT TOTAL ELEVATES MTSU TO NEW PLATEAU
(MURFREESBORO) — A preliminary total headcount of 23,264 students taking classes this fall at MTSU is a record number that will be submitted to the Tennessee Board of Regents, said Sherian Huddleston, assistant vice provost for enrollment services.
It marks the first time MTSU has surpassed 23,000 in a semester, university officials said. It is a 1.75 percent increase from fall 2006 and means 401 more students are taking classes this fall compared to a year ago, she said.
“We are pleased that we still are able to maintain our growth at a manageable level,” said Dr. Bob Glenn, vice provost for enrollment and academic services and vice president for student affairs. “We are not growing too quickly to outstrip our resources, and it demonstrates that students in Tennessee are voting with their feet and voting Middle Tennessee No. 1 (school of choice).”
Huddleston said the headcount and full-time equivalent totals would be submitted today to the TBR. However, other data will be submitted Sept. 21 since “this is the first time we’re using a new software system and all (TBR) schools have been granted an additional week to submit their official census report,” Huddleston said.
There are 20,899 undergraduate students and 2,365 graduate students attending this fall, she said.
Huddleston said the full-time equivalent total this fall is 19,548.53, which is a 0.9 percent increase. FTE is a “portion of a formula TBR uses for funding state institutions,” she added.
The fall 2006 enrollment was 22,863 (20,643 undergraduate and 2,220 graduate students).
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