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UT Martin celebrates spring enrollment increase


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut


The University of Tennessee at Martin has seen its first increase in spring semester enrollment since 2011. Total university headcount for the spring 2018 semester is up 1.6 percent as compared to the spring 2017 semester.

UT Martin has specifically seen increases in the number of transfer (10.4 percent increase), first-time freshmen (7.7 percent) and dual/concurrent enrollment students (25.9 percent) as compared to last spring.

“Our admissions and recruiting teams have been working very hard, and we are pleased to see this increase in our spring semester enrollment,” said Dr. Keith Carver, UT Martin chancellor. “It is no secret that overall enrollment has been trending down in recent years, but this bump, along with our record-setting freshman-to-sophomore retention rate and large first-time freshman class, proves we are heading in the right direction once again.”

This news comes on the heels of a study that places UT Martin sixth in the state in LendEDU’s third-annual College Risk-Reward Indicator. LendEDU, a student loan comparison service, evaluates the average student loan debt per borrower as compared to the average early career pay for university graduates to determine institution standing. Average early career pay can also be defined as the median salary for alumni with fewer than five years of work experience.

The top-ranked school in Tennessee is Vanderbilt University.

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


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