UT Tyler Office of News and Information
UT Tyler Records 4.5 Percent Enrollment Increase
September 10, 2010
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The University of Texas at Tyler has recorded its highest enrollment with a 4.5 percent increase over last fall, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.
Total headcount for this fall is 6,483. Fall 2009 figures were 6,201. Students also are enrolling in more courses as semester credit hours for 2010 are 69,779, a 2.5 percent increase over 68,106 in 2009.
“We are very pleased with these figures. Enrollment management is working diligently to improve many of our procedures and services to better recruit, admit and retain the students, and we are seeing the results,” said Charlie Hutchins, assistant vice president for enrollment management, marketing and customer service.
In the last two years, enrollment at UT Tyler has been flat due to the economy.
“The effects of the economy made it difficult for some students to return to school and prevented some from beginning their education,” Hutchins said.
UT Tyler continues to enhance student services and academic opportunities, which will improve the student experience.
In November, the university will open its one-stop shop that will give students a centralized location to handle admissions, financial aid and registrar needs at one, convenient station. Enrollment management staff will be crossed-trained to become knowledgeable in all three areas.
“We are going to provide seamless and integrated student services in the areas of enrollment, registration, financial aid, billing and student accounts receivable,” said Hutchins. “The one-stop shop will allow us to personalize service and change the administrative experience of students, providing them with the tools they need to easily manage their education.”
UT Tyler is currently recruiting the first class of the new Global Awareness Through Education program that begins fall 2011. GATE is the Quality Enhancement Plan that is designed to increase global awareness among cohorts of freshman and sophomore students. It will enhance and increase university students’ global knowledge and understanding of other cultures and worldviews.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.