|U of M Releases Final Enrollment Figures for Fall 2007
For release: September 28, 2007
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Enrollment figures for the fall of 2007 that the University of Memphis is reporting to the Tennessee Board of Regents show that overall enrollment this year is 20,379 students. Of that figure, 15,802 are undergraduates, 3,277 are seeking master’s degrees, 889 are doctoral students, and 411 are enrolled in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
The enrollment of high-ability honors students is up noticeably this year. The freshman class has 400 honors students, approximately 20 percent of the entering class, and the total University honors enrollment is almost 1,300.
U of M President Shirley Raines is especially pleased with the honors enrollment. “We have been putting extra emphasis on recruiting high ability students,” she said, “because we are the type of university that can meet their academic expectations, and because we benefit from the academic excellence that they bring with them. The University has been upgrading its admissions requirements, so that students who are accepted here are prepared to succeed. I believe we are seeing proof of the success of our efforts, and I’m very, very pleased.”Dr. William Akey, assistant vice provost for Enrollment Services, said he is pleased with the growth in the number of high ability students in this year’s freshman class. “The University continues to increase admission standards for first-time freshmen and transfer students,” Akey said. “Our goal is to provide access to higher education while responsibly enrolling students who are likely to succeed. We expect the students we admit to graduate, and our current admissions policies are designed to enhance retention.”
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