Lexington, KY – The freshman class at the University of kentucky is record size this year and the University has also improved retention rates for returning students.
The freshman class had been predicted to reach 4,000 but fell just short of that at 3,987, a 9% increase.
Preliminary data shows retention rates went up2%. Total enrollment is up to 26,900...another overall increase.
Provost Mike Nietzel said he was pleased with the number and quality of applications. Overall applications were up 13%.
U-K has tried to increase both the number and quality of incoming students as a step toward its goal of ranking among the top 20 state universities in the country by 2020.
There was also an increase in graduate and international students.