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Enrollment Records Shattered on Montana Tech's Campus


9/17/2010

Butte, MT – “Montana Tech is again experiencing record-breaking enrollments,” announced Montana Tech Chancellor Frank Gilmore. The number of students on Tech’s two campuses is at an all-time high. The University is experiencing an overall increase of 6%, shattering all past enrollment records.

Tech’s North Campus has grown 5% from 2,187 students in fall 2009 to 2,289 this term. The South Campus enrollment is up 12% from 507 students in fall 2009 to 568 students this fall. Tech’s enrollment numbers include in-state student growth of 4% and an increase of 16% for out-of-state students.

The numbers for Tech’s Graduate School and international student populations are also strong and record-setting. The Graduate School numbers increased 14% from last fall. International student enrollment is also up 11% moving from 209 in the fall of 2009 to 231this fall.

On the South Campus, Montana Tech’s energy technology program saw the largest jump in enrollment, going from only six students in 2009 to 21 this fall. The construction trades technology (carpentry) program boasted a 57% increase in students. The top four program this fall on the South Campus are radiologic technology, network technology, medical assistant, and metals fabrication.

On the North Campus, petroleum engineering continues to be the largest discipline with 348 students followed by general engineering, nursing, and business. The nursing and geological engineering programs experienced the largest percentage of growth on the North Campus.

“We’re delighted to once again welcome record numbers of students,” said Mike Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Development and Student Services and President of the Montana Tech Foundation. “Our steady rate of growth over the past few years is aligned with the Vision 2025. We know Montana Tech provides a high-quality educational experience and students are confirming that by choosing Montana Tech.”