TTU enrollment tops 11,500 with another record year

Posted by Karen Lykins - Monday, September 20 2010
klykins@tntech.edu
Office of Communications & Marketing

Enrollment topped 11,500 for the first time ever at Tennessee Tech University after climbing to a record high for the 10th consecutive fall semester.

With a final headcount census of 11,538 students, TTU posted an enrollment increase of 6.4 percent, higher than any other Tennessee Board of Regents university and higher than the 4.6 percent average enrollment growth at TBR universities.

"We're very pleased to have our largest-ever freshman class," said Bobby Hodum, TTU's executive director of enrollment management. "This is the fifth consecutive year of growth in the freshman class, and it's a great indication that students consider TTU an excellent choice for helping them achieve lifelong success."

This year's freshman class of 1,910 is the largest ever to join Tennessee Tech. Undergraduate enrollment — at 9,436 — also is up from last year's enrollment.

"These numbers represent a 5.8 percent growth in undergraduate enrollment—evidence of a very healthy, sustainable pattern which will continue to help support the university for years to come," said Hodum.

Graduate student enrollment increased by 9 percent.