"The university’s summer enrollment is very strong this first summer session," said Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, UTPA’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. "This summer we have attempted to be more responsive to student demand.
"Our increases are strongest in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services with an approximate increase of 90 percent in its undergraduate enrollment.
"We anticipate that this increase will continue into the Fall 1999 semester, so we are encouraging students to register for the fall as soon as possible," he said.
Overall enrollment increased 231 students from last year’s 6,670 to the current enrollment of 6,901. Greatest gains were in entering freshman enrollment, which increased by 32.6 percent, and the graduate and special graduate student categories, which increased by 18.9 and 60.9 percent, respectively.
Semester credit hour (SCH) enrollment, the number of hours for which students have enrolled, also showed an increase of 3.18 percent.