Preliminary figures show University of Arkansas enrollment has topped 25,000 students for the first time in the school’s history, according to a statement released by the university Friday.
An early count of students shows an attendance figure of 25,365 students, a number that administrators said is ahead of scheduled school growth. University officials had hoped to reach a 25,000-student enrollment by 2021.
Administrators said they see the new attendance numbers as good news, also pointing toward figures that show 43.5 percent of incoming students as having a high school grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
The enrollment numbers released Friday are preliminary. An official count of students is expected to be reported by the university by mid-October, according to the UA’s release.
The UA’s fall 2012 enrollment sat at 24,537, while 23,399 students were counted the year before.