The University of Texas at
Arlington enrolled an all-time record 33,806 students for the spring 2013
semester with continued growth driven by gains in business, nursing,
engineering, science and social work compared with the same period last year.
Overall, UT Arlington enrollment
has increased almost 35 percent over the past five years, preliminary spring
census day reports show. Spring enrollment in recent years has been larger than
in the fall, spurred largely by staggered enrollment dates for the University’s
popular online degree programs.
“Our University has experienced
a period of sustained growth as the reputation of our academic and research
programs has increased,” said Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, provost and vice president
for academic affairs. “Students are choosing UT Arlington based on the quality
of the education they will achieve here, and they know we are committed to
helping them succeed in a dynamic environment.”
Enrollment in the College of Nursing this spring has
reached a new peak of 7,995 students – more than four times its fall 2008
level. Almost 70 percent of UT Arlington nursing students are enrolled in the
University’s popular Academic Partnerships online degree programs. The
University partners with more than 350 health care institutions to advance
nursing education across Texas and beyond.
UT Arlington continues to be cited as
one of the nation’s top universities for diversity by U.S. News & World
Report. About 15 percent of students this spring are African-American, while about
21 percent are Hispanic.
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