The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has reported a sharp increase in year-over-year enrollment of new and continuing students, including graduate, undergraduate, transfer, Associate-to-Bachelor's (A2B) and concurrent students.
The 12 percent increase is the largest in nearly a decade and brings the preliminary 2020 fall enrollment total to more than 2,800 students.
Fall's enrollment also increases the retention rate to 77 percent, which is the highest in the university's history and raises the UAPB rate among the state's highest.
UAPB continues to improve its six-year graduation rate with the 2014 cohort that completed coursework and graduated by the Spring 2020 semester-one that was significantly altered by the move to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2016, the six-year graduation rate has increased from 23.3 percent to 38.7 percent, an increase of 66 percent.