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Historic first: APSU enrollment exceeds 9,000

Although final enrollment will not be reported to the Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education Commission until after the 14th day of Fall II classes at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, Austin Peay State University has reached an historic high this fall with enrollment exceeding 9,000.

The enrollment, including main campus plus unduplicated numbers for Fall I and Fall II at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, is 9,105 following late registration. Although final numbers may vary slightly, University officials do not expect the data to change significantly.
Although final enrollment will not be reported to the Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education Commission until after the 14th day of Fall II classes at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, Austin Peay State University has reached an historic high this fall with enrollment exceeding 9,000.

The enrollment, including main campus plus unduplicated numbers for Fall I and Fall II at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, is 9,105 following late registration. Although final numbers may vary slightly, University officials do not expect the data to change significantly.

Last year, despite the massive deployment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), enrollment at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell remained relatively stable, thanks to successful recruitment of dependents and civilians. Added to that, main-campus enrollment increased in Fall 2005, due in large part to continuing students, which is indicative of successful retention.

With the return of most of the 101st Airborne Division, active duty soldier enrollment for Fall II at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell increased almost 42 percent over the same time last year, while enrollment of veterans increased more than 122 percent.

“Once the soldiers have time to settle back into a routine, we expect even more interest in our classes at Fort Campbell,” APSU President Sherry Hoppe said.

“Completion of our own educational building at Fort Campbell by 2008 also will enable us to offer more programs and serve more students on post. I'm confident that, by 2010, our total enrollment will exceed 10,000, which always has been our goal.”

Final enrollment data for APSU will be available after Oct. 27. -- Dennie B. Burke