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UHV preliminary fall enrollment reaches record high

The University of Houston-Victoria has reached another enrollment milestone with preliminary fall figures showing the university at more than 4,000 students for the first time.

“We have experienced phenomenal growth during the last five years,” UHV Interim President Don Smith said. “We’ve added an athletics program, our School of Nursing, new degrees and, of course, our first freshmen and sophomores.”

Preliminary fall enrollment is 4,149, a 56.4 percent increase from the five years since fall of 2006.

UHV first exceeded the 3,000-student mark just two years ago when 3,174 students enrolled at the university in the fall of 2008. Enrollment reached 3,655 in the fall of 2009. The 4,149 students enrolled at UHV this fall show a preliminary increase of 13.5 percent over the previous fall.

“The UHV faculty, staff and administrators have worked very hard to make these last few years so successful,” said Suzanne LaBrecque, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I am sure we will continue to grow as more students in the Coastal Bend and beyond hear about UHV.”

Enrollment in fall of 2006 was 2,652 and increased to 2,784 the following fall. UHV started with about 100 students in 1973.

Final fall enrollment figures and a breakdown of student demographics will be released later in the semester after certification from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.