UT Martin fall enrollment tops 7,000; freshman class has record average ACT score
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MARTIN, Tenn. — Fall semester enrollment has reached 7,042 students at the University of Tennessee at Martin, which includes students at the Martin campus and the university’s four centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley and McNairy County/Selmer.
Final enrollment is calculated after the 14th day of classes and is among several factors that determine funding for Tennessee public colleges and universities. Among positive numbers for the student body is a record average ACT score for the freshman class.
Enrollment is down 5.1 percent from last year when 7,423 students attended the university in fall 2013. Factors affecting enrollment were the raising of admissions standards this fall and the loss of dual enrollment students in high schools where many are choosing to take these courses at community colleges. However, higher admissions standards contributed to the incoming freshman class holding the highest average ACT score in the university’s history at 22.8.
Other positive enrollment numbers included a 10.1 percent increase in off-campus enrollment and a full-time online undergraduate enrollment increase of 16.5 percent.
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