Fall enrollment at The University of Texas at Tyler has reached a record 6,150, which is the largest enrollment in the university’s history, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.
“We’re very pleased with our record enrollment. Our growth is due to our atmosphere of quality that attracts high-ability students and the exceptional faculty who nurture those students in a culture of excellence,” President Mabry said.
Students also are enrolling in more courses as semester credit hours for 2007 are 69,159, up from 66,021 in 2006.
“By expanding our recruitment markets, we are attracting a more geographically diverse student population, while maintaining the high academic profile of our entering students,” said Jim Hutto, assistant vice president for enrollment management.
The fall semester brings more students as well as expanded academic and collegiate opportunities.
UT Tyler continues its progress toward its first Ph.D. program in nursing. The online global research program is expected to begin in fall 2008.
A second doctoral program in human resource development is planned.
The university’s Division III athletic program has concluded its provisional status and is now a full member of the NCAA, which makes them eligible for postseason competition and rankings.
“Our student-athletes and coaches have waited four or five years to finally be able to compete in the post season and be eligible for the many post-season academic and athletic awards. We are thrilled to finally be able to say UT Tyler is an active member of the NCAA DIII,” Dr. Howard Patterson, interim vice president of student affairs and external relations, said.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.