A survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education says the University of Arkansas is the 13th fastest growing public research university in the U.S.
Here’s more from the UA Newswire:
The ranking is based on enrollment figures covering the decade between 2001 and 2011. According to the survey, during that period the university’s enrollment grew from a total of 15,752 students to 23,199 — an increase of 47.3 percent.
“Everyone on this campus knows that we have been experiencing phenomenal growth since 2001,” said Chancellor G. David Gearhart. “This survey, however, provides us with a national context and perspective and makes our growth that much more impressive. This is a credit to our faculty and staff, who make the University of Arkansas a first-choice school for great students in Arkansas and in the rest of the country.
“It’s a credit to our students, who consistently perform at the top levels of academic accomplishment and demonstrate the quality of the education they have received here,” he said. “And it’s a tribute to the staff in enrollment services, who work so hard to bring excellent students to the U of A.”
The Hill just topped 25,000 students for the fall semester. Since 2001, enrollment has grown by about 59 percent.
Our hats are tipped to each of the state’s four research universities — the UofA, UAMS, UALR and ASU. Researchers from all of ‘em gathered recently on Petit Jean Mountain to collaborate and share ideas. Growing students, growing ideas….good stuff.
And speaking of UA research, IA client BlueInGreen has been busy lately: