Dear Campus Community:
Below you will find a copy of the 3rd day enrollment numbers for the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) schools. As you can see, only two institutions are growing, Austin Peay State University and the UofM. As mentioned in a previous communication, our overall growth is about 3%. Growth in our Graduate School is a remarkable 4.7%. Both numbers are particularly impressive when you look at state trends. What is not apparent in the numbers below is that, as of today, our freshman class is at 2,747 compared to 2,013 last year, a stunning growth rate of 36%. It is also important to note that last year's comparison numbers include 456 dual enrollment students. Dual enrollment numbers have yet to be entered. We have a total of 1,132 dual enrollment students to enter compared to 780 for last year, growth of 45%. In coming years, we will be disaggregating dual enrollment students from our total numbers.
This positive trajectory is likely the result of several factors including our 250-mile radius tuition reduction program, more effective marketing and, most importantly, your hard work. The work of each and every member of our campus community has an impact on recruitment, enrollment, retention and completion. Thank you for your dedication!
M. David Rudd
President | Distinguished University Professor