Release date: Jan. 13, 2009
News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-2919
Student Affairs/Enrollment Services contact: Dr. Deb Sells, 615-898-2440
Enrollment Services contact: Sherian Huddleston, 615-898-2828
FIRST-DAY MTSU SPRING ENROLLMENT COULD SURPASS 21,600
(MURFREESBORO) — Spring enrollment at MTSU should be near or slightly ahead of spring 2008 totals when 21,648 students took regular and online classes, Drs. Deb Sells and Sherian Huddleston said recently.
As of Jan. 13, the Office of Records showed 21,573 students were registered for classes, said Huddleston, associate vice provost for enrollment services. Classes begin Thursday.
As of Tuesday, records data showed an increase of 703 students, which is a 3.37 percent increase, Huddleston said.
On Jan. 12, 2008, two days before the start of spring classes, enrollment stood at 20,870.
Huddleston said the spring ’09 enrollment would be submitted Jan. 28 to the Tennessee Board of Regents following the 14-day census period.
She added that 1,876 students were purged Jan. 8 for not paying their fees or not confirming their registration.
“It shows that those students who wanted to register have re-registered and other reenrollees and students who had not registered have just now decided to register,” she said. “So we have recovered from the purge.”
“We’ve seen a lot of activity in financial aid, new transfer students, students seeking FAFSA () information and the admissions office has had a lot of walk-in traffic,” Huddleston said.
“Projected (spring) enrollment appears to be on target, right in line with the past two or three years,” Sells, interim vice president for student affairs and vice provost for enrollment and academic services, said. “Typically, spring enrollment runs about 1,200 to 1,500 students below fall. Right now, we look to be on track to hit about the same mark as last spring, which would be about 21,650 students).”
MTSU had a record enrollment of 23,872 during the fall semester.
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