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APSU hits historic high in Fall 2006 enrollment

Now that the numbers have been reviewed and any duplicates removed, Austin Peay State University has reached another historic highpushing past 9,000 in enrollmentwith an eye on 10,000.

Unlike any other state university in Tennessee, APSU cannot file final enrollment data until after the 14th day of classes of Fall II Term, APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, which was Oct. 27.
Now that the numbers have been reviewed and any duplicates removed, Austin Peay State University has reached another historic highpushing past 9,000 in enrollmentwith an eye on 10,000.

Unlike any other state university in Tennessee, APSU cannot file final enrollment data until after the 14th day of classes of Fall II Term, APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, which was Oct. 27.

Total University headcount for Fall 2006, including main campus and Fort Campbell campus, is 9,207up 5.5 percent from 8,723 in Fall 2005. Full-time equivalency (FTE) enrollment is 7,443 for Fall 2006, up 1.2 percent from last fall's 7,353.

Last fall's massive deployment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) did not affect enrollment at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell as acutely as expected, thanks to the successful recruitment of military dependents and civilians and the strong increase on the main campus.

With the return this fall of the 101st, the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell has had a near 124 percent increase in enrollment of veterans and a 52 percent increase in active-duty soldiers.

APSU is in the process of constructing its own educational building on post, adjacent to the English Education Center, to accommodate growing enrollment on post. Six universities offer classes at Fort Campbell, but APSU enrollment is more than the other five added together.

Since Fall 2000, APSU enrollment has increased almost 30 percentmaking it the state's fastest growing university. -- Dennie B. Burke