UTA spring enrollment climbs to 47,977

Nurses, teachers and engineers-in-training helped spur student growth at the University of Texas at Arlington, which reached a total enrollment of 47,977 for the spring semester.

The count includes 36,460 students residing in Texas with the remainder enrolled in online degree programs, a news release said.

“UT Arlington continues to experience a strong and sustained period of enrollment growth driven by our commitment to academic and research excellence and our desire to provide a world-class education to students through multiple platforms,” President Vistasp M. Karbhari said in a statement.

Spring enrollment has increased 43 percent from five years ago.

University leaders attribute the growth to several factors including increasing enrollment in the Colleges of Engineering, Nursing and Health Innovation, and Education.

Additionally, the university has several high-demand online programs. — Diane Smith