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Competitors' Corner

September 16, 2003

More than 100 students admitted to UT-Knoxville didn't show up this fall, contributing to a 2.8 percent drop in enrollment. UTK lost 703 students over the past year. Dean of Enrollment Services Richard Bayer believes bad publicity following UT President John W. Shumaker's Aug. 8 resignation and tuition highs of $4,500 may have played a role in driving away students. Austin Peay's enrollment grew by 4.2 percent in the same time period.
Debbie Denton
September 16, 2003

More than 100 students admitted to UT-Knoxville didn't show up this fall, contributing to a 2.8 percent drop in enrollment. UTK lost 703 students over the past year. Dean of Enrollment Services Richard Bayer believes bad publicity following UT President John W. Shumaker's Aug. 8 resignation and tuition highs of $4,500 may have played a role in driving away students. Austin Peay's enrollment grew by 4.2 percent in the same time period.
Debbie Denton