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.
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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