Tech Enrollment Goes Over 11,000 Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education in the printed edition of its “Almanac of Higher Education 2013” published on Aug. 23, 2013. Arkansas Tech has 9,223 students on its main campus in Russellville and 2,156 students on its Ozark campus. Enrollment figures for fall 2013 became official as of the end of the 11th class day for the semester, which was Thursday, Sept. 12. Growth at Arkansas Tech has included many enrollment milestones along the way. Arkansas Tech exceeded 5,000 students for the first time in 2000; 6,000 students in 2003; 7,000 students in 2006; 8,000 students in 2009; 9,000 students in 2010; 10,000 students in 2011; and now 11,000 students in 2013. “The responsible and managed growth of Arkansas Tech University is a reflection of the quality of our academic programs and the dedication of our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Robert C. Brown, who is serving his 21st and final academic year as active president at Arkansas Tech. “The secret is out. Arkansas Tech provides students with access to the life-changing benefits of a college degree in a nurturing environment at the best value among the five largest universities in Arkansas. That is our formula for success. Our enrollment figures, and more importantly our graduation figures, demonstrate that the plan is working and making a difference in the lives of Arkansas Tech students.” Arkansas Tech conferred 2,617 degrees during the 2012-13 academic year, the most in a single year in the 104-year history of the institution. Annual degree production at Arkansas Tech has increased by 268 percent since Brown was elected as the 11th president of the university in 1993. Among all of the degrees that have been earned in the history of Arkansas Tech, 57 percent have been earned during Brown’s two-decade tenure as president. Included in the fall 2013 student body at Arkansas Tech in Russellville are 1,433 first-time freshmen. The Arkansas Tech Class of 2017 completed high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.23 and an average ACT score of 22. This marks the 19th consecutive year in which the Arkansas Tech freshman class has beaten the national and state averages on the ACT exam. For more information about Arkansas Tech University, visit]]>