ARLINGTON - Enrollment
for the Spring 2011 semester has hit an all-time high, with 33,788 students
attending The University of Texas at Arlington – a record driven by improved recruiting
and retention and expansion of online degree programs.
enrollment has traditionally dipped from fall enrollment. But UT Arlington’s
College of Nursing and College of Education and Health Professions have bucked
that trend with four consecutive semesters of growth since fall 2009.
Arlington President James D. Spaniolo said he expects the growth to continue in
the foreseeable future as the University recruits more
high-achieving applicants and raises its research profile. More
undergraduates are continuing their studies and are on track to earn their college degree,
another positive indicator, he noted.
students and families are aware of UT Arlington’s reputation as a comprehensive
University with a strong research program, a vibrant campus life and an
exceptional education at a reasonable price,” Spaniolo said. “We remain
committed to improving the quality of our academic programs, both in
traditional classroom settings and through an array of online courses designed
to deliver education where people live and work.”
in the College of Nursing climbed to more than 6,600, up from about 5,000
students just last fall – placing UT Arlington in the upper ranks of the
nation’s largest nursing schools.
The College of Education and Health Professions now
counts more than 3,700 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, a
figure up 400 students from fall 2010.
colleges offer a mix of classroom-based and online programs designed to help
working professionals and others earn degrees that can help them advance in their fields.
Donald R. Bobbitt, provost and vice president for
academic affairs, noted that the number of continuing undergraduates in
campus-based programs is up 6.8 percent from spring 2010, evidence that UT
Arlington’s student success efforts are paying off.
UT Arlington opened University College in the fall to give students a one-stop shop
for access to academic advising, tutoring, counseling and other support
services designed to improve retention and graduation rates. The University
also recently added a University Studies degree plan
for general interest students by providing an alternative degree to one in a
particular field of study.
“All of these initiatives represent our best
efforts to give our students every opportunity to succeed, earn their college
degrees and join the next generation of highly-skilled UT Arlington alumni who
help drive our economy,” Bobbitt said.
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