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Published: Wed Sep 16, 2009

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2009) — Enrollment has climbed to a record high for the ninth consecutive year at Tennessee Tech University, with a final headcount census of 10,857 students.

Not only are there more students than ever enrolled, those students are taking more hours than before, bringing the full-time equivalent enrollment, or FTE, to an all-time high of 9,060, a 5.7 percent increase over last year.

Bobby Hodum, TTU’s executive director of enrollment management, says both record-setting numbers reflect the university’s efforts to put more emphasis on recruiting and retaining full-time students.

“Our freshman applications are up about 22 percent as a result of our efforts to attract full-time students to spend their careers here at TTU,” said Hodum.

This year’s freshman class of 1,893 is the largest ever to join Tennessee Tech, breaking the previous record by more than 200 students and marking a 13 percent increase.

Transfer student applications took a 14 percent increase and international student applications are up as well.

The enrollment increase is fueled by growth in undergraduate enrollment.

Undergraduate enrollment — at 8,924 — is up 486 students from last year’s enrollment, an increase of 5.4 percent.


--Karen Lykins
This information posted 16 September 2009