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Selected Components of Enrollment


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.




Highlights

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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