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Main campus enrollment climbs

9/5/2002
September 5, 2002

Enrollment on Austin Peay's main campus has increased significantly over last fall.

Total headcount for main campus is up 6.5 percent, with 5,907 students enrolled in classes this fall compared to 5,548 at this time last year.

Main campus' full-time equivalency enrollment (FTE) is 5,087 compared to 4,857, a 4.7 percent increase over last fall. FTE is the figure used in the state-formula funding for Tennessee public colleges, universities and technical schools.

The number of freshmen enrolled this fall increased almost 8 percent over last year, while sophomore enrollment saw a 7.7 percent increase. Junior-year enrollment is up 4.4 percent, and the number of seniors increased 7.0 percent.

Although total enrollment will not be available until late October—14 days after the second fall term begins at the APSU Center@ Fort Campbell—APSU officials are excited about the significant increase in main-campus numbers.

Dr. Sherry Hoppe, APSU president, said, “In addition to the outstanding efforts of the staff in admissions, as well as those of the public relations and marketing department, completion of the new Morgan University Center and Sundquist Science Complex have helped with both recruitment and retention.

“Welcome Week was great, too, and it started the momentum for a great year. We keep hearing positive comments from our students. They are pleased with the facilities and, more importantly, with our faculty and staff!”