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Fall enrollment increases

Move-In Day 2014

Move-In Day 2014

CONWAY— The University of Central Arkansas experienced a 1.4 percent increase in overall enrollment and a 1.4 percent increase in first-time undergraduate enrollment, according to preliminary enrollment data.

Total enrollment for the fall of 2014 is 11,698 in comparison to the total enrollment in the fall of 2013, which was 11,534.

“We are very pleased with our enrollment numbers for this fall. We’ve seen growth in many areas and believe that with our strong academic programs, upcoming addition to our science building, expansion of our fitness center and Greek housing, that the future is very bright. We are all very encouraged,” said UCA President Tom Courtway.

UCA’s 1.4 percent increase in freshman enrollment brings the freshman class to 2,232 students for the fall of 2014. Total first-time undergraduate in 2013 was enrollment is up 30 over 2,202 students in 2013. This marks the fifth consecutive year first-time undergraduate enrollment has increased at UCA.

“I believe this indicates that UCA continues to be a top choice for Arkansas high school graduates. The fact that our enrollment is strong is especially gratifying, considering that many institutions are seeing their student base shrink. We anticipate continued growth in our overall enrollment as we expand our graduate student population and retain more of our continuing undergraduate students,” said Dr. Steven Runge, executive vice president and provost.

Graduate student enrollment is 1,856, which is 76 more graduate students than in the fall of 2013, according to preliminary numbers.