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UT Continues Record-Setting Enrollment

Published: September 20, 2007

The fall after celebrating its 75th anniversary, The University of Tampa has set another record for number of students. This year’s total – including graduates and undergraduates – is 5,601, up 4 percent from last year’s total of 5,367. This year’s total enrollment is almost twice UT’s enrollment 10 years ago.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • Total undergraduate enrollment rose to 4,893, a 3 percent increase from last year.
  • Graduate students now number 708, up from 633 in 2006 – a 12 percent increase.

Nearly all U.S. states are represented in the mix of undergraduates. Approximately 50 percent of all UT students hail from Florida – and more than half of those are from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

Almost 90 percent of UT students are full-time, and, of the full-time undergraduates, 67 percent live on campus. Students are housed in 10 different residence halls – including the new 448-bed Stadium Center – all built or renovated since 1998.

Of all undergraduate and graduate students, 42 percent are male, and 58 percent are female.

This year’s entering class consists of 1,500 new students. The University continues to be more selective, this year accepting only 49 percent of its undergraduate applicants, down from 51 percent last year. Twenty-two percent of the students were eligible for the University’s distinguished Honors program.

“First year applications were up 8 percent and transfer applications increased by 11 percent over the previous year – all healthy signs of UT’s increased visibility in the marketplace,” said Barbara Strickler, UT’s vice president for enrollment.

UT President Ronald Vaughn said the University’s growth mirrors the excitement and momentum of the campus in all its areas.

“More and more people are seeing The University of Tampa as a place where students can get a top-notch education in a vibrant academic setting,” Vaughn said. “UT has a dynamic atmosphere and will continue producing outstanding graduates and gaining in national and international reputation.”