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UT Martin announces increased enrollment, national recognition

09-18-2018


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin reports a total enrollment of 7,069 students for the fall 2018 semester, showing a 4 percent increase from fall 2017. This is the highest total enrollment UT Martin has seen since fall 2013.

First-time freshmen enrolled this semester account for 1,143 students, showing an 8.7 percent increase over the first-time freshman class enrolled last fall. This is the university’s largest freshman class since fall 2014. UT Martin has seen a 21 percent increase in the size of its freshman class over the past two years.

The university welcomed more than 450 transfer students for the sixth consecutive year with 474 first-time transfer students enrolled this semester. The number of dual-enrollment students is up 79.4 percent this fall with more than 1,200 students taking classes through UT Martin.

The current student body represents 89 Tennessee counties, 45 states and 22 foreign countries.

In addition to increased enrollment, UT Martin has also received national rankings from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and BestColleges.com in recent weeks.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UT Martin as tied for 14th among public schools in the south, up from 16th in 2017. UT Martin is also tied for 29th among the best southern colleges for veterans, tied for 42nd among southern regional universities and stands alone at 44th among the best value schools in the south.

The Princeton Review has placed UT Martin among the best colleges in the southeast for the 16th consecutive year, and Washington Monthly lists the university at 28th in its “Best Bang for the Buck” category among southern colleges and universities for 2018. UT Martin is the top-ranked public university in Tennessee on this list.

BestColleges.com has included UT Martin among the best colleges in Tennessee (16th) and ranks the university eighth among the best online colleges in Tennessee (eighth), specifically.

For more information on UT Martin enrollment or recognitions, contact the Office of University Relations at 731-88-7615.

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