UAH released its Fall 2018 enrollment and other statistics for this academic year. UAH has record total enrollment for a fourth straight year. After Census day, UAH enrolled 9,736 students, an increase of 7 percent when compared to Fall 2017 enrollment of 9,101. We enrolled the largest first-time full-time freshman class in UAH’s history. The number increased to 1,428 students, up 6.2 percent when compared to the same numbers last year. Our freshmen also scored a record average of 28.5 on their ACT, up from 27.9 a year ago.

The UAH press release also stated other distinguishing characteristics of this year’s freshman class:


  • "The overall GPA for this incoming class is 3.88.
  • 45 percent scored 30 or higher on the ACT.
  • 45 percent had a high school grade point average of 4.0 or higher.
  • Retention remains at historically high levels at 83.1 percent for 2018.”


All of your work to increase student success and improve our graduation rates is starting to show in the success of our students and their graduation. Thank you for investing your energies and talents in our students’ success and future. I encourage you to continue efforts to help each of our students succeed, progress to graduation and realize their goals.

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