2011 TC Pressroom
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Enrollment

TC’s Fall 2009 class (pictured above at orientation) is its largest and most diverse entering class in over 30 years. The increase in enrollment reflects a variety of factors, including the economic climate, President Obama’s call to public service, higher numbers of career-changing applicants and TC’s perennial ranking among the very best schools of education.
Enrollment highlights include:
  • A 6 percent increase in applications at the College over FY08. TC received nearly 5,900 applications, the largest and most diverse applicant pool in its history;
  • 1,818 new students enrolled in the Summer/Fall, an 18 percent increase from FY08;
  • A 16 percent increase among Master’s degree candidates over FY08;
  • A 3.9 percent decrease in applications at the Doctoral level, which is in line with the College’s initiative to increase Master’s degree enrollment;
  • An increase in yield (percentage of admitted students who enroll) from 48.25 percent to 50.6 percent. Masters yield increased from 48.6 percent to 49.9 percent, and Doctoral yield increased from 43.9 percent to 59.6 percent;
  • The incoming class was more diverse than previous cycles, increasing our percentage of minority students who have self-identified to 38.2 percent at the College. From FY08, the following groups increased: Asian American students by 34.8 percent; African American students by 39 percent; and Latino/Hispanic students by 25 percent.
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