Through many recruitment techniques integrated by Chancellor Carver and the Admissions Department, UTM enrollment has increased tremendously for fall semesters from 2018 to 2017.
7,301 first-time freshmen applications were processed for fall of 2018, which is a 149 percent increase to the 2,931 applicants of 2017 fall. Of the 7,301 applicants, 4,961 were accepted to UTM with an increased approval rate of 141 percent.
357 transfer students applied with 144 being accepted for the fall of 2018, which is a 21 percent increase. This information pertains to first-time transfers only. 400 out-of-state freshmen were admitted for fall 2018 compared to 187 for fall of 2017.
Shelby County still continues to contribute to the largest amount of freshmen compared to other counties in Tennessee with 911 incoming freshmen for fall 2018, which is three times the amount compared to the 270 incoming freshmen from 2017. The second largest is Montgomery County with 228 upcoming freshman. Gibson County, Weakley County, Rutherford County, Obion County, Tipton County, Madison County, Dyer County and Williamson County make up the rest of the Top 10 counties in Tennessee that are home to 1,342 incoming 2018 freshman.
Many efforts have been made by the administration to bring awareness to the opportunities at UTM through “Cruisin with Carver”, an outreach program that allows Dr. Carver to visit high schools. Advertising has also been increased through the use of multiple billboards throughout the state and professors reaching schools in the community to talk about their work. UTM has become even more present on social media, allowing activities on campus and opportunities to be broadcasted for prospective students to see. All of these contributions have lead to a massive increase in enrollment which will hopefully continue to increase for 2019.