Published: October 01, 2015
The University of Tampa Sets Another Enrollment RecordFor the 19th consecutive year, The University of Tampa has set another enrollment record. This year’s total — including graduates and undergraduates — is 8,037 — up 4 percent from last year’s total of 7,752. This year’s total enrollment is more than triple the University’s enrollment of two decades ago.
All U.S. states and approximately 140 countries are in the mix of students. About 18 percent of UT students are international, and 19 percent of UT students declare themselves as Hispanic, African-American or Asian.
Ninety-six percent of UT undergraduate students are full time and approximately 65 percent of them live on campus. Students are housed in 11 different residence halls all built or renovated since 1998.
The University continues to be more selective, receiving more than 160,000 inquiries and more than 20,000 applications for this fall’s 2,251 new undergraduate students. Entering students’ SAT scores remain strong, and 22 percent of the new first-year students were eligible for the University’s distinguished Honors Program.
The 958 graduate school student population is up 3 percent from last year and is the highest enrollment in UT’s graduate school history.
Vice President of Enrollment Dennis Nostrand said the University’s record enrollment shows UT’s increasing appeal amongst prospective students, as well as the degree to which students enjoy their rich and meaningful UT experience.
“Interest in UT set an all-time record this past year, due in large part to our increased reputation for delivering a high-quality, rich educational experience,” Nostrand said. “Plus, once undergraduates 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 in its more than eight decades.
“We remain committed to pursuing quality and educational excellence,” Vaughn said. “We hired about three dozen faculty and additional staff for this year. We also completed new facilities to support and continue improving the total educational experience.”