Enrollment Record for Second Year
It's official! Enrollment
at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has broken all-time
enrollment records in consecutive years.
for the fall semester is 3,932, up 15.6 percent over last year and up
32 percent in two years.
in at the high end of early estimates with 700, up 21 percent Fall 2001
freshman enrollment compares with 579 last year, which was also a record.
Just two years ago,
UNCP enrollment was 2,986 and had remained stagnant for a decade.
- Transfer students
- 372, up 3.3 percent
- Extension campus
students - 348, up 5.5 percent
- Native American
students - 852
- African American
students - 768
- Students living
on campus - 1,014
were pleased to see their emphasis on recruitment and marketing pay
"We are delighted
to see the continued recognition by students and parents both in North
Carolina and out of state that The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
is truly a place where students can obtain a quality educational experience
in an exciting and beautiful part of North Carolina," Chancellor
Allen C. Meadors said. "We are also extremely pleased to see out
retention rate improve over last year."
is a direct result of the outstanding work of our dedicated faculty
and staff," Chancellor Meadors said. "Of course, special recognition
has to be given to our Admissions staff for getting the message out."
Jackie Clark said surging enrollment this year surpassed her most optimistic
"We had a high
yield, meaning a higher percentage of students that we accepted chose
to enroll," Ms. Clark said.
The veteran admissions
director attributed the success to "hard work."
"There is no
substitute for hard work, but we also worked effectively," she
said. "The marketing strategies were accurately targeted to the
appropriate population of students that we are seeking."
we did overlapped - direct mail, telemarketing, college fairs, receptions
and bus trips to campus for high school counselors," Ms. Clark
to University Newswire