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Business Observer Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 3 years ago

Tampa school sets enrollment record

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Total student enrollment is up 3.4% at the University of Tampa.

The University of Tampa set a student enrollment record for the 20th consecutive year.

The school's total student enrollment, including graduates and undergraduates, is 8,310, up 3.4% from last year's total of 8,037, according to statement. This year's total enrollment is more than triple the university's enrollment of two decades ago, the statement adds.

All U.S. states and approximately 140 countries are in the mix of students, say school officials. About 17% of UT students are international, and 19.5% of UT students declare themselves as Hispanic, African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native or Asian.

Another nugget: the school reports nearly 97% of UT undergraduate students are full time and the majority of them live on campus. Students are housed in 11 different residence halls all built or renovated since 1998.

And UT continues to be more selective, the school reports, receiving more than 160,000 inquiries and about 20,000 applications for this fall's 2,491 new undergraduate students.

“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,” Vice President of Enrollment Dennis Nostrand says in the statement. “Plus, once undergraduates decide to attend UT, we do an excellent job of graduating them in four years or less.”

The University of Tampa is a private, residential university on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa.

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