Record Enrollment at Tennessee's Private Colleges and Universities
Nashville, TN—The number of students attending a private college or university in Tennessee hit a record level this fall with a total enrollment of 64,556—2,000 more students than this time last year, according to the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA).
For fall 2006, enrollment at TICUA member campuses increased by 3% from last year (62,651 to 64,556). This increase is slightly lower than the 4% increase in the previous year. Since 1997, student enrollment figures have increased over 31% (49,214 to 64,556) at TICUA member institutions.
“This is an exciting time for TICUA institutions and students attending our member campuses” said Dr. Claude Pressnell, Jr., President of TICUA. “As the demand for higher education continues to grow, TICUA institutions remain committed to educational opportunity and choice.”
TICUA membership includes 2 two-year colleges, 32 four-year colleges and universities, and 3 professional colleges. TICUA engages Tennessee's private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens. For more information about TICUA, please visit our website at www.ticua.org.