Posts Record Spring Enrollment
-- The University of South Alabama has posted its largest spring
semester enrollment in the Universitys 40-year history.
2003 spring semester enrollment of 12,138 is up 482 students, or
4.1 percent, from one year ago. The Universitys spring enrollment
has increased three straight years by a total of 12 percent or 1,304
students. USAs students are also taking more classes, with
credit hours up more than 3 percent from spring 2002.
reviewing our growth, its very apparent that students, as
well as parents, are realizing the value of a University of South
Alabama education, said USA Associate Vice President for
Enrollment Services Dr. J. David Stearns.
attributed USAs increase to a combination of greater awareness
of the Universitys quality, increased academic scholarship
opportunities for new and returning students, and improved recruiting
and retention efforts.
this spring to last, Nursing saw the greatest one-year increase
among USAs colleges and schools, with combined undergraduate
and graduate enrollment up 25 percent to 1,311. Education grew 6.9
percent to 2,448; Arts and Sciences was up 2.2 percent to 3,144;
Continuing Education and Special Programs was up 1.6 percent to
328; Engineering grew 1.5 percent to 871; and Medicine was up 1.3
percent to 476. Other enrollments include the Mitchell College of
Business, 1,798; Allied Health Professions, 1,176; and Computer
and Information Sciences, 586.
alumni now number more than 50,000.
Keith Ayers, director of public relations
251/460-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org