**TECH TRENDS**

A. University Enrollment by Level | |||||||||||||

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | ||||

6,903 | 7,043 | 6,876 | 7,099 | 7,251 | 7,273 | 7,224 | 7,255 | 7,569 | 8,060 | Undergraduate | |||

1,312 | 1,541 | 1,534 | 1,554 | 1,639 | 1,834 | 1,993 | 2,058 | 2,164 | 2,261 | Graduate | |||

8,215 | 8,584 | 8,410 | 8,653 | 8,890 | 9,107 | 9,217 | 9,313 | 9,733 | 10,321 | Total | |||

16.0 | 18.0 | 18.2 | 18.0 | 18.4 | 20.1 | 21.6 | 22.1 | 22.2 | 21.9 | Graduate | |||

Percentage | |||||||||||||

of University | |||||||||||||

Enrollment | |||||||||||||

B. Entering Freshmen and Transfer Students* | |||||||||||||

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | ||||

1,043 | 1,183 | 1,336 | 1,323 | 1,398 | 1,388 | 1,485 | 1,424 | 1,527 | 1,661 | Entering Freshman | |||

667 | 747 | 569 | 653 | 602 | 584 | 632 | 641 | 672 | 755 | Transfer Student | |||

1,710 | 1,930 | 1,905 | 1,976 | 2,000 | 1,972 | 2,117 | 2,065 | 2,199 | 2,416 | Total | |||

24.8 | 27.4 | 27.7 | 27.8 | 27.6 | 27.1 | 29.3 | 28.5 | 29.1 | 30.0 | Percentage of Total | |||

Undergraduate | |||||||||||||

Enrollment | |||||||||||||

C. Entering Graduate Students | |||||||||||||

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | ||||

358 | 348 | 333 | 317 | 328 | 401 | 513 | 436 | 384 | 420 | Graduate Program | |||

78 | 167 | 66 | 36 | 125 | 159 | 160 | 318 | 317 | 368 | Graduate Nondegree | |||

436 | 515 | 399 | 353 | 453 | 560 | 673 | 754 | 701 | 788 | Total | |||

33.2 | 33.4 | 26.0 | 22.7 | 27.6 | 30.5 | 33.8 | 36.6 | 32.4 | 34.9 | Percentage of Total | |||

Graduate | |||||||||||||

Enrollment | |||||||||||||

Entering Graduate Students With At Least 3 Attempted Hours for the Fall Term | |||||||||||||

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | ||||

352 | 342 | 327 | 313 | 299 | 394 | 485 | 418 | 380 | 412 | Graduate Program | |||

69 | 31 | 47 | 15 | 17 | 15 | 32 | 33 | 39 | 60 | Graduate Nondegree | |||

421 | 373 | 374 | 328 | 316 | 409 | 517 | 451 | 419 | 472 | Total | |||

32.1 | 24.2 | 24.4 | 21.1 | 19.3 | 22.3 | 25.9 | 21.9 | 19.4 | 20.9 | Percentage of Total | |||

Graduate | |||||||||||||

Enrollment | |||||||||||||

D. Enrollment in Extended Education Courses Only** | |||||||||||||

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | ||||

109 | 100 | 61 | 119 | 176 | 262 | 354 | 391 | 465 | 578 | Undergraduate | |||

565 | 716 | 781 | 822 | 845 | 1,028 | 1,147 | 1,270 | 1,307 | 1,483 | Graduate | |||

674 | 816 | 842 | 941 | 1,021 | 1,290 | 1,501 | 1,661 | 1,772 | 2,061 | Total | |||

8.2 | 9.5 | 10.0 | 10.9 | 11.5 | 14.2 | 16.3 | 17.8 | 18.2 | 20.0 | Percentage of Total | |||

University | |||||||||||||

Enrollment | |||||||||||||

Example percentage calculations for Fall 2001: | |||||||||||||

A. | The number of graduate students is 1,554. This is (1,554 / 8,653 = ) 18.0% of the total University enrollment. | ||||||||||||

B. | The total number of entering freshmen and transfer students is 1,976. This is (1,976 / 8,653 = ) 27.8% of total | ||||||||||||

undergraduate enrollment. | |||||||||||||

C. | The number of new graduate students is 353. This is (353 / 1,554 = ) 22.7% of the total graduate enrollment. | ||||||||||||

D. | The total number of students enrolled only in Extended Education courses is 941. This is (941 / 8,653 = ) 10.9% | ||||||||||||

of total University enrollment. | |||||||||||||

* | The definition of "first-time freshman" changed for the Fall 2000 enrollment totals, primarily to be inclusive | ||||||||||||

of new freshmen who had graduated from high school recently but had earned college course credit while | |||||||||||||

concurrently enrolled in high school. This new definition affected the number of "first-time freshmen" as | |||||||||||||

well as the number of transfer students. If the former definition had been used in Fall 2000, the numbers | |||||||||||||

of first-time freshmen and transfer students would have been 1,124 and 726 respectively. | |||||||||||||

** | If a student is enrolled in an Extended Education course section and also is enrolled in another course | ||||||||||||

that is a "campus course section," then the student is not counted in this table. Only those students who | |||||||||||||

are enrolled exclusively in Extended Education course sections are counted in this table. For additional | |||||||||||||

information, contact TTU Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education. | |||||||||||||

The operational definition of Extended Education courses changed during the first two weeks of classes for | |||||||||||||

Fall 2003. Formerly, Extended Education courses were operationally defined as courses with section numbers | |||||||||||||

of 600 through 799 (for off-campus/evening/weekend courses). In late August 2003, the operational definition | |||||||||||||

was revised and enlarged to include not only courses with section numbers of 600 through 799 but also courses | |||||||||||||

with the following section numbers: 500-599 (web courses), R50-R59 (Regents Online Degree Program), | |||||||||||||

M10 (Distance MBA), C60 (RSCC Crossville Undergraduate ELED 2+2), O60 (RSCC Oak Ridge Undergraduate | |||||||||||||

ELED 2+2), and P60 (PSTCC Undergraduate ELED 2+2). In Fall 2004, the definition enlarged further with the | |||||||||||||

addition of all section numbers in C60s and C70s, O60s and O70s, P60s and P70s, and T60s and T70s, | |||||||||||||

for 2+2 programs at RSCC Crossville, RSCC Oak Ridge, PSTCC, and MSCC, respectively. In Fall 2005, the | |||||||||||||

definition enlarged again with the addition of section numbers for the 2+2 ELED program at Motlow | |||||||||||||

State Main Campus (H60, H61, H70, H71) and Chattanooga State Main Campus (G60, G61, G70, G71). | |||||||||||||

Similarly, in Fall 2006, the 2+2 ELED program at Roane State Main Campus (B60, B61, B70, B71) was added. | |||||||||||||

Source for Extended Education Enrollment: Registration Report (1998 - 2007), Tennessee Technological | |||||||||||||

University. |

In Fall 2007, graduate enrollment comprises 22 percent of total University enrollment. From Fall 2006 to Fall 2007, undergraduate enrollment increased by 491 students, graduate enrollment increased by 97 students, and total university enrollment increased by 588. The increases in undergraduate enrollment and total university enrollment are the largest increases of the past decade. (Section A)

In Fall 2007, the entering freshman class of 1,661 is the largest freshman class in TTU history, and the combined number of new freshmen and new transfer students (2,416) also is the largest group of new undergraduate students in TTU history. (Section B)

In Fall 2007, the number of new degree-seeking graduate students is 420, which is the fifth consecutive year for a large number of new students in this category of enrollment. The number of new graduate nondegree students is 368 in Fall 2007, and this is more than double the figure of 160 only three years ago in Fall 2004. Also, the combined number of new degree-seeking and new nondegree graduate students, at 788, is the largest figure in this category for the past decade. Slightly more than one third of graduate students in Fall 2007 are new graduate students. Of the 420 new degree-seeking graduate students in Fall 2007, 412 are enrolled for at least 3 credit hours this semester. (Section C)

Enrollment exclusively in extended education courses has increased notably at both the undergraduate and graduate levels during the past seven years. The definition of extended education courses has expanded to include web courses, Regents Online Degree Program courses, courses at off-campus sites, the 2+2 Program, and the Distance MBA Program. (Section D)

(9/13/2007)

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