UA posts record enrollment for 19th consecutive year

FAYETTEVILLE -- The University of Arkansas welcomed 27,558 students to campus for the fall 2017 semester, a record for enrollment.

The record marks the 19th consecutive year for enrollment growth at the university, but the 1.3-percent growth rate is considerably slower than the 12.3-percent growth over the past five years.

The numbers are based on the 11th day enrollment "snapshot" required by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The numbers are expected to change slightly as corrections are made and officially reported this month.

Arkansas residents make up 55.1 percent of the student body, with nonresidents accounting for 39.6 percent and international students 5.3 percent. Women outnumber men in the total enrollment, 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent and minority students make up 20 percent of the student body.

The incoming degree-seeking freshman class is the first with more than 5,000 students, with a total of 5,065. The total class has a record grade-point average of 3.69 and a record ACT average of 26.2.

Overall, undergraduate enrollment also set a record at 23,044 students, a 2.2-percent increase. Graduate enrollment decreased by 2.7 percent to 4,161 students.

School on 10/08/2017

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