» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 156 | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Freshman Class Up 12 Percent at University of Memphis

By Bill Dries

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Email reporter | Comments ()

When the academic year at the University of Memphis begins Aug. 25, the number of first-time freshmen at the school will increase over the previous year for the first time in three years.

RUDD

University president David Rudd said the 2,250 first-time freshmen this year is up 231 students, or 11.6 percent, from the previous year.

Among the first-time freshmen is a 46 percent increase in freshmen coming to the university from out of state.

Rudd also told the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Aug. 12, that as the university increases its enrollment it is also becoming more selective with 53 percent of applications approved for admission in the coming academic year compared to 74 percent in the previous academic year.

As the fall semester nears, Rudd told the group of 100 at the University Club that he will announce details of the 102-year-old institution’s first ever needs-based scholarship program and a move to keep tuition rates flat for students who continue on the school’s trajectory for graduation and attaining degrees.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 96 5,381

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.