MONTICELLO, AR — Enrollment for the 2016 fall semester at the University of Arkansas at Monticello increased by nearly eight percent over the previous year, according to official figures released from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
UAM is reporting an enrollment of 3,925, up by 282 students (7.74 percent) over last fall’s 3,643 and the second highest fall enrollment ever recorded in the institution’s 107-year history. The record fall enrollment of 3,945 was recorded in 2012. The 2016 enrollment number also marks the end of a three-year period of declining enrollments.
“These numbers are very encouraging and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of so many,” said UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes. “Our long-term goal is to make UAM a model open enrollment institution while maintaining a quality academic environment that makes this campus an attractive option for the constituency we serve. As we continue to focus on student success and the resulting improvement in both retention and graduation rates, I believe we will see our enrollment numbers continue to climb.”
Of the 3,925 students enrolled, 3,669 are undergraduate students and 256 are graduate students. Last year’s undergraduate / graduate numbers were 3,451 and 198.
Enrollment figures for fall semesters 2011 through 2015 were 3,920 in 2011, 3,945 in 2012, 3,893 in 2013, 3,854 in 2014, and 3,643 in 2015.
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