Enrollment at University of Tennessee Schools Virtually Flat

Oct 8, 2013

Credit tennessee.edu

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The University of Tennessee has released its enrollment figures for the current school year and the report shows the number of students on UT affiliated campuses is virtually unchanged from last year.

Head Count enrollment at the four UT system schools fell by slightly more than 100 students between the 2012 and 2013 school years. Undergraduate enrollment actually rose slightly at UT schools, but an ongoing drop in the number of graduate students offset the gains.

The state’s flag-ship school, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, enjoyed a slight increase in enrollment, as did UT Chattanooga. UT Martin saw a significant drop in the number of students taking classes this year.

Graduate enrollment at UT affiliated schools has declined steadily over the past four years. Over the last five years, UT Martin has suffered a 22 percent decline in the number of students seeking advanced degrees.

While enrollment at UT affiliated schools remained essentially flat, the state’s other system of higher education, the Tennessee Board of Regents, saw its head count fall this year by more than three percent.