ATU-Ozark announced on 11th class day of the semester, an overall enrollment of 2123 students.
Freshman enrollment at ATU-Ozark for fall 2019 increased 20.4 percent on the Ozark campus as compared to fall 2018.
Those are the largest freshman headcount enrollment ever recorded on the Ozark Campus, which merged, with Arkansas Tech University in 2003.
Chief Student Officer, Richard Harris stated, “The Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus is excited about our record number of freshmen who chose to be part of the Tech family. Our Student Services team did a great job of sharing the educational opportunities that were available at the Ozark Campus. They made sure students were aware of the Arkansas Future Grant, which can pay 100% of a student’s tuition and fees for 49 eligible academic programs.”
We look forward to continued success and working with students to help them achieve their goals.”
ATU-Ozark unveiled three new degree options, which include an associate’s degree in logistics management and an associate’s degree in banking services, both of which are online programs. The addition of the online programs allows for more flexibility and accessibility for students. ATU-Ozark also added a certificate of proficiency in machinist operations at the Tyson Foods Logan County Career Center to serve area industry needs.
“The Ozark Campus has positioned itself to be a quantitative and qualitative educational resource for our communities and their workforce educational needs. Our programs serve the region in career sectors of skilled trades, healthcare, automation, and business, banking, and logistics. We are recognized throughout the region and state for our educational outcomes and the career paths we provide. Students also recognize their ability to stack their earned career credentials into bachelor degree offerings through Arkansas Tech University. Arkansas Tech University is cognizant of and supports the governor’s initiative in building a diversified workforce,” stated Bruce Sikes, Ozark Campus Chancellor.
Dr. Robin E Bowen, president of Arkansas Tech University, added, “We are pleased that so many incoming freshmen recognized ATU-Ozark’s ability to deliver enhanced career and technical education opportunities through higher education. Our faculty and staff will channel the natural grit and determination of our students by providing a caring and supportive learning environment that will facilitate continued success through commencement day and beyond.”
Visit www.atu.edu/ozark to learn more about Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.