UT Martin reports increased total enrollment, three years of growth

The University of Tennessee at Martin reports 7,296 students enrolled this fall semester, including both undergraduate and graduate-level students. This shows a 3.2 percent total increase over the fall 2018 enrollment numbers with the largest increases appearing at the graduate level and in dual-enrollment courses.

There are 517 graduate students studying at UT Martin this fall – a 37.9 percent increase over fall 2018. This includes 113 first-time graduate students and 29 readmitted or returning students. Undergraduate enrollment stands at 6,779 – a 1.3 percent increase from last fall. Dual-enrollment courses, which offer college credit to high school students across the region, report a 17.4 percent increase over fall 2018 for a total of 1,422 students currently enrolled in at least one course.

The fall 2019 freshman cohort, which includes first-time freshmen who started classes during both the summer and fall semesters, includes 1,160 students for a 1.5 percent increase in the first-time freshman class over fall 2018. The freshman class has shown steady increases since fall 2016.

“We are excited to see these students start their journeys here at UT Martin, and we will do everything we can to make sure their time here prepares them to be productive, engaged members of their communities,” said UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver. “We are already building connections with every eligible high school student in Tennessee from sophomore year on, and we are now building an aggressive out-of-state recruitment plan as well. I believe we will continue to see these numbers rise as more and more students come to realize what a wonderful place UT Martin is to spread their wings.”

Total university enrollment has continued to grow over the past three years with an increase of 500 undergraduate students and 591 students overall since fall 2016. Freshman-to-sophomore retention rates also increased 1 percent this year, up to 74.5 percent from 73.7 percent.

The current student body represents 44 states and 21 international countries.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.


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