The University of Arkansas at Monticello has surpassed 3,600 students for the 2012 spring semester, shattering last year’s spring semester enrollment record of 3,485. UAM enrolled 3,690 students, according to preliminary census day figures released by the university registrar’s office.

The record is the ninth in 10 years and represents an increase of 205 students, or a six percent increase over last spring.

“Our continued enrollment growth is due to the outstanding efforts made by all of our UAM family,” said Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “The attention given to the admission, retention, remediation, advising, mentoring, teaching, and graduation of our students continues to fuel our success.”

UAM’s spring semester enrollment has grown from 2,696 in 2004 to its current 3,692, an increase of 37 percent in nine years. Spring enrollment grew to 2,718 in 2005, 2,898 in 2006, 3,112 in 2007, dipped to 3,063 in 2008, then increased to 3,233 in 2009, 3,474 in 2010, 3,485 in 2011, and finally to 3,690 in 2012.

“This is truly a significant accomplishment when taken in combination with the decreasing numbers of high school graduates in our traditional recruiting area,” Lassiter added. “It’s a tribute to our recruitment efforts and to the work of our marketing committee in getting the word out about UAM and the opportunities available at this institution.”