Monday, October 5, 2009

As Economy Falters More People Going Back to School: MTSU Sees Record Enrollment

As Economy Falters More People Going Back to School: MTSU Sees Record Enrollment

According to this Daily News Journal article, Record MTSU enrollment is official, according to official university figures, the Fall 2009 enrollment at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) reached a record 25,191, which 5.5% higher than the Fall 2008 enrollment of 23,872. Fall 2009 undergraduate enrollment reached 22,301, which is 4.9% than percent higher than the 21,252 students who enrolled in Fall 2008. For the Fall 2009, graduate student enrollment increased to 2,860, which is 9.1% higher than the 2,620 graduates who enrolled in the Fall of 2008.

According to the article, Sherian Huddleston, associate vice provost for enrollment services, attributed the enrollment increases "to the economy and to the attractiveness of the university." Huddleston stated, "When there is an increase in unemployment, we find people go back to school or to school. MTSU has excellent programs and the faculty and staff are great. We have a great location and great access in Middle Tennessee."

Going back to school is just one more way that people deal with a poor job market. I am personally assisting a homeowner with a short sale who lost their job and is now back in school. I think that is a reasonable path to take given the current state of the economy. Hopefully, the education that these students obtain will help them find jobs when the graduate in a few years. I think at least most of the new university graduates will indeed find jobs, especially if the economy improves a little in the next few years.

In the meantime, if you are a homeowner in Middle Tennessee who cannot pay your mortgage and your home is worth less than your mortgage balance, please contact me to discuss selling your home via a short sale. I am a Middle Tennessee distressed real estate, short sale, pre-foreclosure (preforeclosure) and foreclosure expert and REALTOR. I serve real estate owners, homeowners and investment property owners in Rutherford County TN, Williamson County TN, Davidson County TN, Murfreesboro TN, Smyrna TN, La Vergne TN, Eagleville TN, Lascassas TN, Rockvale TN, Christiana TN, Brentwood TN, Franklin TN, Nashville TN and Belle Meade TN.

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