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UT Sets Another Enrollment Record

Published: September 17, 2008

The University of Tampa has set another record for number of students. This year’s total — including graduates and undergraduates — is 5,790, up 3.3 percent from last year’s total of 5,601. This year’s total enrollment is almost twice UT’s enrollment of 3,028 students 10 years ago.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • Total undergraduate enrollment rose to 5,120, a 4.6 percent increase from last year.
  • Graduate students now number 670.
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.

Ninety-two percent of UT undergraduate students are full-time and of the full-time undergraduates, approximately 70 percent live on campus. Students are housed in 10 different residence halls all built or renovated since 1998.

This year’s entering class consists of 1,601 new students. The University continues to be selective, this year accepting only 49 percent of its first-year applicants. Twenty percent of the new students were eligible for the university’s distinguished Honors Program, and 10 percent are international.

“UT has done a good job communicating with students and parents about the value of a quality private education,” said Barbara Strickler, UT’s vice president for enrollment.

UT President Ronald Vaughn said the University’s growth shows the strong position UT has in providing students a top-notch education in a vibrant, yet intimate, academic setting.

“More and more students are choosing The University of Tampa not only for the excellent education it offers, but also for the outstanding overall experience,” Vaughn said. “UT is a place where students can enjoy learning and living.”