UW Tacoma enrollment climbs 7 percent

Autumn 2010 enrollment at the University of Washington Tacoma rose by 7 percent over 2009, with a new headcount of 3,331 students, compared to last year’s headcount of 3,111, according to a statement released Monday by university officials. This marks the sixth straight year of increases in fall enrollment. The number of transfer applications (undergraduate students applying from community colleges or other universities) were up 6.8 percent over last year. Freshmen applications were level with 2009 numbers. For autumn quarter, 2,395 (71.9 percent) students enrolled full-time, while 936 (28.1 percent) enrolled part-time. UW Tacoma is experiencing a high percentage of returning students, indicating more students continuing to graduation. Last spring, UW Tacoma’s largest graduating class, almost 1,100 students, surpassed the 10,000 graduates mark.