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PSU sets another spring enrollment record

February 17, 2012 12:00AM

For the eighth consecutive spring semester, enrollment is up on campus. Registrar Debbie Greve reported this week that  6,815 students are enrolled for the spring semester. That’s 61 more than in the spring of 2011.

Bill Ivy, associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, said he was particularly pleased to see a 12 percent increase in new undergraduate transfer students and an almost 8 percent increase in new freshmen.

Undergraduate enrollment for both Kansas students and students in the Gorilla Advantage Program was up 3 percent and 2.6 percent respectively.

Ivy said a variety of factors, including specific academic programs and a welcoming campus atmosphere are important in the university’s growth. He said the university’s comparatively low tuition and scholarships also influence students to choose PSU.

“Increasing scholarships has been a major goal for Pittsburg State,” Ivy said. “Additionally, we have worked to make scholarships available for a broader range of students.”

According to the report, total undergraduate enrollment was up 151 while graduate was off 90. Undergraduate numbers were up for both Kansas students (up by 3 percent) and Gorilla Advantage students (up by 2.6 percent). Total international enrollment was up by four and total Continuing Studies enrollment climbed by 60.

The spring 2012 20th day reports can be found in GUS under Internal PSU Documents. Under Registrar 20th Day Reports click on Spring 2012 20th Day Reports. The Kansas Higher Education Enrollment Report will be added after March 1st.

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