A. Lee Graham
Fall enrollment at The University of Texas at Arlington has reached almost 35,000 students, a record high fueled by more engineering, education and nursing students.
According to preliminary census reports released this week, UT Arlington enrollment of students in Texas totaled 34,899, up 4.8 percent from the previous fall and a 65 percent increase since 2001.
Total enrollment of all students in UT Arlington programs – both on campus and online – is projected to surpass 40,000 this year, according to the school. Its Division of Enterprise Development is expected to serve 24,000 more students through continuing education, professional training and career enhancement programs.
The school continues to rank fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report.
“UT Arlington is the model for the 21st century, urban research university, one that balances academic and teaching excellence with research innovation and leverages technology to increase access to students beyond the campus border,” said Vistasp M. Karbhari, school president, in a news release.
“Our students are rising to meet economic demands for a highly educated workforce, especially in areas that meet the needs of Texas and the nation,” Karbhari said.
Engineering enrollment exceeded 6,000 students for the first time, rising by 25 percent compared with fall 2013. The college enrolled more than 800 additional graduate students and almost 350 additional undergraduates.