Record Level Enrollment at Tennesseeís 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 68,920—2,200 more students than this time last year, according to the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA).
For fall 2008, enrollment at TICUA member campuses increased by 3.11 percent over last year (66,683 to 68,756). This increase is similar to the 3.5 percent increase in 2007 and continues a growth trend that has lasted more than a decade.
“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 1 two-year college, 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.