Tennessee Tech working to build off of its historic freshmen class enrollment numbers.
Vice President for Enrollment Management Karen Lykins said in order to do so, they look at successes from last year and work to repeat them. She said she believes this year’s enrollment was high because students better understood campus life and what it means to be part of the Tech community.
“So our job in enrollment management and in admissions is to make sure our messaging is complete and to paint the picture so people know exactly what it’s like,” Lykins said. “We don’t have to make up the story, the university has the story that people are wanting. Just that total college experience.”
Lykins said the university has seen a lot of success in events like Tech After Dark, which invites prospective Putnam County students to see another side of Tech they haven’t before. She said the VIP Tour program has also given prospective students a more personalized idea of what their specific Tennessee Tech experience would look like.
Lykins said the university has a goal of 12,000 students, and currently has about 9,900. She said having more students enrolled allows the university to provide more opportunities.