The University of Arkansas has once again reported a record number of students on campus, with an enrollment of 32,140 this fall. That's a 3.9% increase over last year.
“This has been another great year for the University of Arkansas as a destination university,” said Suzanne McCray, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admission.
McCray said the preliminary numbers show the second-largest freshman class in school history, totaling 6,344 students. The most recent record was set in 2022 with 7,099 degree-seeking freshmen.
"The class was a little smaller than last year’s by design, but by any other measure, it’s a big class prepared to succeed," said McCray.
The early figures also include a record number of in-state students that jumped 5.3% from last year's count of 15,479.
In the last five years, overall enrollment has seen a 15.7% increase, and the number of in-state students in the incoming class has increased by 19.5%.
The numbers are reported on the 11th day of classes as required by the state's Division of Higher Education. The figures may change slightly as corrections are made before an official report is submitted in October.