Fall classes have been in session for several weeks, and the campus has never seemed more lively and packed – and that’s because it hasn’t been. The 2016 academic year ushered in a host of achievements, including the largest enrollment in University history.
With the theme of growth in mind, here are a few highlights of the 2016 academic year:
2016-2017 Academic Year
Total student enrollment is near 28,800 with about 23,300 of those comprising undergraduates. That’s the largest enrollment UNC Charlotte has ever experienced and a 34 percent increase in just 10 years.
UNC Charlotte welcomed close to 6,400 new students – that’s approximately 3,450 freshmen and 2,900 transfer students. The current student body represents all 100 North Carolina counties and 50 countries.
An even more impressive stat - since 2009, UNC Charlotte has accounted for 61 percent of the total UNC system growth. We can’t wait to see that figure once final fall enrollments have been reported.
Another impressive high-water mark - private fundraising set a record, surpassing $30 million, and externally funded research exceeded $40 million.
The University launched two new doctoral programs, including a first for the Carolinas. Belk College is pioneering a Doctorate in Business Administration, not only unique within the UNC system but the only one of its kind in the region. The College of Education will soon offer a Doctorate in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation.
Here’s to another great academic year. Welcome home, Class of 2020!