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Una's Spring Enrollment Breaks Record, Ninth Consecutive Semester Of Growth

Mar. 19, 2021

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392

FLORENCE, AL - Enrollment at the University of North Alabama for Spring 2021 has broken previous spring enrollment records and marks the ninth consecutive semester of enrollment growth on campus. The largest growth is in online graduate programs, and the total number of students is a nearly five percent increase from Spring 2020.

"The University's enrollment growth is a clear indicator that the campus community is doing something right, and it is a credit to those who work directly to ensure that UNA is the top choice for students in the region," said UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts. "I am extremely pleased that we continue to see such significant gains, most notably among our online graduate student population."

The Spring 2021 semester experienced the largest growth among online graduate students, with a 37 percent increase from Spring 2020. The expectation is that growth will continue for a 10th consecutive semester as UNA heads into the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters.

"Enrollment indicators for the foreseeable future are positive and robust for UNA," said Dr. Ross Alexander, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. "Even as so many others colleges and universities are struggling in these areas as a result of the pandemic, UNA continues to thrive."

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/