UNA Pressroom

Una Posts Record Spring Undergraduate Enrollment

Jan. 29, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - Coming off of a record freshman enrollment last fall, the University of North Alabama is posting the highest undergraduate spring enrollment in its 180-year history. The university has enrolled 5,741 for spring 2010, up from 5,429 a year ago.

Graduate enrollment stands at 1,047, down slightly from last year's 1,101 graduate students due to tighter admission standards to the university's MBA program. Overall, UNA is enrolling 6,788 students this spring, up from last year's 6,583. UNA's all-time-high spring enrollment was in 2008, with 7,027. "These are excellent enrollment numbers for UNA," said Dr. William G. Cale, president. "They reflect the increasing number of new students looking to UNA for a quality education, and they especially indicate the university's growing retention rate. Our students remain with us because of the positive educational experience they find and the extracurricular opportunities we provide." For information on admission to UNA, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-TALK-UNA, 256-765-4608 or admissions@una.edu, or visit www.una.edu/admissions.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/