The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has achieved record enrollment for fall 2007. The total number of students enrolling at UTC this fall is 9,558, which represents a 7.12 percent increase from fall 2006. The campus also saw a significant growth in freshman enrollment with approximately 1,950 first-time students.
Enrollment growth at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is on track to be the largest of any campus in the state of Tennessee for fall 2007. UTC grew 635 students from fall 2006 to fall 2007– earning a 7.99 percent growth in FTE.
“Congratulations to the campus on another enrollment milestone this year! The fact that so many students and their families are choosing UTC is a testament to the tremendous work of the faculty, staff, and students here,” said Chuck Cantrell, Assistant Vice Chancellor.
UTC’s freshman class grew to 1,947 this fall, another record. There were 650 students who transferred to UTC. The average ACT score for entering UTC freshmen rose to 22.0, up from 21.7. The mean GPA for the freshman class rose to 3.18 from 3.17. The number of freshmen who enrolled with college credit continues to grow, with 23.27 percent of first-time freshmen coming to UTC with college credit.
The top 10 feeder high schools for this year’s freshman class are, in order: Soddy Daisy, Ooltewah, Franklin (Nashville), Hixson, Central, Father Ryan (Nashville), Red Bank, Notre Dame, Rossview (Clarksville), and East Ridge.
Overall graduate enrollment dipped by 15 students, but FTE enrollment increased slightly by 0.2 percent.