U of O's enrollment largest since 2003

Release Date: 9/7/2007

Clarksville, Ark. -- The University of the Ozarks has announced a 3.4 percent increase in its 2007 Fall Semester enrollment over last year's figures.

The university’s enrollment of 643 students is the largest since 2003 and a 21-student increase over 2006 Fall Semester figures. The 2007 enrollment includes a full-time equivalent (FTE) headcount of 612 and 178 first-time freshmen, an 8 percent increase over 2006.

"We are extremely pleased with our increase in enrollment and the quality of students we accepted at Ozarks this year," said U of O President Dr. Rick Niece. "Over the past two years, we developed several different recruitment and marketing strategies, and our growing numbers indicate our success. As we continue to enhance our academic reputation locally, regionally, and nationally, more students want the opportunity to experience an Ozarks’ education."