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UTC's enrollment grows

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's fall 2016 enrollment is up some 1.3% to 11,533 students, according to UTC spokesman Chuck Cantrell.

Graduate enrollment increased by 4.5% while undergraduate enrollment grew by 0.9 percent. At 2,080 students, freshman enrollment grew 11.5%.

Also, the fall 2016 freshman class arrives at UTC with record average ACT scores and high school GPAs. 

Fall 2016 freshmen have an average ACT score of 23.7, an increase from last year’s average 23.4. The class’s average high school GPA is 3.5, up from last year’s 3.4.

“Our commitment to student success and high academic quality earn UTC a strong reputation among its peers and prospective students. I am pleased that UTC continues to be ranked among the best universities in our region,” said UITC Chancellor Steven Angle.
 
U.S. News and World Report also ranked UTC 36th among the Best Colleges for Veterans among Southern regional universities category. UTC ranked 46th in this category in 2015.

UTC has opened an Office of Veteran and Military Student Services to offer assistance to veterans and their families and an active Student Veterans Organization has developed on campus. Additionally, the UTC College of Business offers a Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Program to assist veterans who want to start their own businesses.
 
“Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a high-quality educational experience for all students, and we are particularly honored to be recognized as an outstanding campus for veterans,” said Chancellor Angle. “We have taken steps to better serve our veteran students and their families and to honor their service to our country.”

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