The University of the Ozarks’ fall semester enrollment is its largest in three years, according to a news release.

The University of the Ozarks’ fall semester enrollment is its largest in three years, according to a news release.


As of Sept. 10, the official reporting day, UofO enrollment was 587, a two-student increase over last fall and the largest since 2011. Ozarks has seen a 2 percent increase in enrollment since 2012, the release states.


"It has been exciting to be a part of enrolling the largest University of Ozarks class in three years," stated Joe Havis, vice president for enrollment. "It has been especially exciting and rewarding to see full classes, no empty pews in chapel and an especially packed room for our first athletic meeting. The increased enrollment has created new energy on campus and provided opportunities to reinvest in our student experience."


Fall semester enrollment numbers include 171 first-time, full-time freshmen,and 29 new transfer students. Also, 20 states and nine countries are represented in the student body. A total of 356 students representing 27 counties in Arkansas are also enrolled, the release states.