UT Sets Another Enrollment Record

Published: Sep 21, 2010

For the 14th consecutive year, The University of Tampa has set another enrollment record. This year’s total — including graduates and undergraduates — is 6,423, up 2 percent from last year’s total of 6,291. This year’s total enrollment is nearly twice UT’s enrollment of 3,449 students a decade ago.

  • Total undergraduate enrollment rose to 5,683, a 2.5 percent increase from last year.
  • Graduate students now number 740, approximately the same number as last year.

Nearly all U.S. states are represented in the mix of undergraduates. Approximately 50 percent of all UT students hail from Florida, and about two-thirds of those are from the Tampa Bay area. Eleven percent of all UT students are international students.

Ninety-four percent of UT undergraduate students are full time and almost two-thirds live on campus. Students are housed in 10 different residence halls all built or renovated since 1998.

This year 1,762 new undergraduates were placed on campus. The University continues to be more selective, receiving more than 12,000 applications for those 1,762 placements. Entering students’ SAT scores were up an average of 10 points, and 20 percent of the new students were eligible for the University’s distinguished Honors Program.

Vice President of Enrollment Dennis Nostrand said the University’s increased enrollment shows the strong position UT has despite the country’s current economic challenges, as well as the degree to which students enjoy their UT experience.

“Interest in UT remained high this past year, due in large part to our increased reputation for delivering a high-quality, rich educational experience,” Nostrand said. “Plus, once students decide to attend UT, we do an excellent job of graduating them in four years or less.”

UT President Ronald L. Vaughn added that the University is successfully maintaining its personal attention and community feel, which have been characteristics of UT for 79 years.

“We remain committed to pursuing quality and excellence,” Vaughn said. “We’ve hired more faculty, streamlined processes and committed resources to strengthen our total academic experience.” An additional 34 full-time faculty members were hired for this fall semester, Vaughn added.