The UA Rich Mountain campus is busy with activity this fall with more students choosing them as their next step to achieving their higher education and training goals.
On the 11th class day for the fall 2017 semester, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain reported on an unduplicated headcount of 938 students, a 7% increase over the fall 2016 headcount. Chancellor Phillip Wilson stated, “This increase in enrollment is due to the great job done by our faculty and staff to retain more students and through a series of targeted recruitment strategies implemented by our Admissions Department.”
In addition to the College’s overall 7% growth in enrollment, the UA Rich Mountain Waldron campus experienced a 20% increase in students for the fall 2017 semester. Areas of growth included first-time freshmen, sophomores, and high school concurrent and Career Center programs. Wendy McDaniel, Director of Admissions stated, “UA Rich Mountain offers individuals who want to obtain a degree in higher education or workforce education, a place close to home with quality instruction at one of the lowest rates in Arkansas. This institution is a fantastic resource for our area and I am excited to see so many students taking advantage of the quality education UA Rich Mountain has to offer.”
UA Rich Mountain is currently exploring the addition of a new technical degree and certificate offerings such as massage therapy and skin conditioning within the School of Cosmetology. Housing, athletic programs, and new student organizations are also in the research phase as list of options to enhance the college experience for students.
Chad Fielding, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs reiterated, “This is an exciting time to be at UA Rich Mountain. I think plans over the next two years will bring even more opportunities for student and greater sense of pride for our communities. While we are happy that more students are choosing to attend UA Rich Mountain, we look forward to watching even more students walk across that stage and graduating in the years to come”.
For more information about enrolling in classes for 2018, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (479) 394-7622 main campus in Mena, (479) 637-5502 Waldron campus, or (870) 867-5264 Montgomery County Center in Mount Ida.