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UTPA's spring jump in 2014 enrollmentUTPA's spring jump in 2014 enrollmenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=48842014-02-21T07:37:00Z2014-02-20T00:00:00Z

EDINBURG - Preliminary spring 2014 enrollment figures at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) show a record 18,821 students enrolled, up 6.4 percent since spring 2013.

UTPA's large fall 2013 freshman class — 20,053 — and an increase in undergraduate retention have made a significant impact in spring 2014 enrollment. Graduate enrollment has also increased significantly with the addition of new online programs, particularly in the accelerated online format

The enrollment in master's degree programs rose from 2,032 in spring 2013 to 2,308 in spring 2014, a 13.6 percent increase.

Online enrollment (at least one class) increased 22.5 percent — from 3,968 in spring 2013 to 4,859 in spring 2014.

The biggest jump came in online fast track programs, which increased 513.9 percent.

In addition to a master's in business administration online fast track program, first offered in spring 2013, UTPA also starting offering in spring 2014 online fast track master's programs in public administration and special education.

All seven of the University's colleges saw increases in student enrollment. The largest increase of 14.6 percent was in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, which saw its enrollment go from 1,696 in spring 2013 to 1,947 in spring 2014.

The College of Health Sciences and Human Services continues to have the largest college at UTPA with 3,974 students, compared to 3,800 in spring 2013.

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