Spring enrollment up 9.4% at

Release Date: 1/29/2003

Clarksville, Ark. --University of the Ozarks' Spring 2003 enrollment has reached its largest total in more than a decade.

Ozarks officials reported an enrollment of 660 for this semester, the largest since the spring of 1991 when the college had 680 students. In 1991 the spring enrollment numbers included more than 70 students at the university's satellite campuses in Fort Smith and Garland County as well as graduate students. Ozarks no longer has either satellite campuses or graduate programs.

This semester's 660 students represent a 9.4 percent increase over spring 2002 numbers, and a 36 percent increase since 1999 when the university reported 486 students.

"I continue to be amazed by our enrollment success at the University of the Ozarks," said university President Dr. Rick Niece. "A 36 percent increase since 1999 is a perfect example of our improving status as well as the outstanding job that our faculty and staff are doing in retaining our students."