University of the Ozarks’ 2014 Fall Semester enrollment is its largest in three years and marks the second consecutive year of rising numbers.
As of Sept. 10, the official reporting day, the University’s enrollment was at 587, a two-student increase over last fall and the largest since 2011. Ozarks has seen a 2 percent increase in enrollment since 2012.
“It has been exciting to be a part of enrolling the largest University of Ozarks class in three years,” said Joe Havis, vice president for enrollment. “It has been especially exciting and rewarding to see full classes, no empty pews in chapel and an especially packed room for our first athletic meeting. The increased enrollment has created new energy on campus and provided opportunities to reinvest in our student experience.”
The 2014 Fall Semester enrollment numbers include 171 first-time, full-time freshmen, the largest figure since 186 in 2011, and 29 new transfer students. Also, 20 states and nine countries are represented in the student body. A total of 356 students representing 27 counties in Arkansas are also enrolled at the University.