UT Arlington students on the first day of the spring semester
enrollment for the Spring 2014 semester has climbed to a record 34,249
students, buoyed by strong growth in the College of Engineering and sustained demand
for College of Nursing programs, preliminary reports show.
total enrollment including students who are enrolled online but who live
outside the state of Texas is nearly 38,000. Enrollment will continue to
increase throughout the spring as new sections of popular online nursing and
education programs begin.
The strong enrollment report follows UT Arlington’s 2013 ranking by The
Chronicle of Higher Education as the nation’s seventh fastest-growing
public research university. Total research expenditures climbed to $77.7
million in 2013, fueled by more than $25 million in engineering research and
$16.4 million in science research.
“Our record enrollment signals that more and more students are
attracted to The University of Texas at Arlington for the quality and breadth
of our academic and research programs,” President Vistasp M. Karbhari said. “We
are committed to setting new standards for excellence in education and the discovery, integration, delivery and
transformation of knowledge.”
Among the University’s largest
academic units are the College of Nursing, with a record 8,289 students, and
the College of Engineering, where enrollment is up about 19 percent from spring
2013 to 4,804 students this term.
The School of
Social Work also saw significant increases with enrollment up 9.6 percent to
1,575 compared with spring 2013.
About UT Arlington
The University of
Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution and the second
largest institution in The University of Texas System. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth in the nation
for undergraduate diversity. UT Arlington was named one of six U.S. “Next
Generation Universities” in 2013 by the New America Foundation. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.