ATU-Ozark Reports Increase in Credit Hours

ATU-Ozark Student Services Conference Center
File photo showing the exterior of the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Student Services Conference Center.

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus reported its preliminary enrollment for the fall 2020 semester following the 11th day of class on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The figures show a 5 percent increase in student semester credit hours for college-level students at ATU-Ozark as compared to fall 2019.

“The increase in academic work on our campus can be attributed, in part, to gains in our retention and our transfer student population,” said Bruce Sikes, ATU-Ozark chancellor. “Our headcount enrollment is down slightly, but we are pleased with the response shown by our returning and incoming students. Their enrollment at ATU-Ozark, even during the uncertain times created by COVID-19, is an indication that our students find value in the career and technical educational options provided by our outstanding faculty and staff.”

Preliminary headcount enrollment at ATU-Ozark for fall 2020 is 1,974. The headcount enrollment includes 796 primarily high school students pursuing concurrent college credit through ATU-Ozark this fall.

ATU-Ozark Campus students earn credit toward associate degrees and technical certificates in fields such as skilled trades, health care, automation, business, banking and logistics.

Credentials earned through ATU-Ozark are designed to be stackable and can lead to bachelor’s degree opportunities through ATU.

Financial aid opportunities such as the Arkansas Future (ArFuture) Grant and the Career Pathways Initiative are available for eligible ATU-Ozark students.

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