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Enrollment grew 61 percent

Friday, August 31, 2012

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Media Contact: Traci Peterson

A new Chronicle of Higher Education list of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities puts The University of Texas at Arlington at No. 6, recognizing a more than 61 percent increase in enrollment from Fall 2000 to Fall 2010.

The University, which had a Spring 2012 enrollment of nearly 33,500, was the highest ranked University of Texas System school on the Chronicle’s survey of public research institutions.

“We’ve worked hard over the past decade to make UT Arlington a destination for top-quality students and world-class faculty,” said UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo. “Our university community is not only larger, but more vibrant and engaged than ever.”

Improved recruiting and the expansion of online degree programs have fueled UT Arlington’s growth in recent years. Efforts to bolster the University’s role in the community include the opening in 2012 of the $78 million College Park Center, a 7,000-seat special events center, and the College Park district, an $80 million mixed-use development that accommodates 600 students in a residence hall and apartments.

The list of fastest-growing campuses is part of the Chronicle’s Almanac of Higher Education 2012. It is available at

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