Spring enrollment at Kansas University is down for the second year in a row, KU's Office of University Relations reported today.
First-day spring enrollment figures show 23,158 students at KU's Lawrence campus, a figure that includes 1,032 students taking classes at the Regents Center in Overland Park and the Capital Cities Complex in Topeka. The spring numbers also show 2,407 students on the medical center campuses in Kansas City, Kan., and Wichita.
The total number of students, 25,565, is down 79 from the spring 1991 semester, when 25,644 students were enrolled.
Spring classes started Wednesday.
For the spring 1991 semester, the Lawrence campus enrollment was 23,300, and the medical centers had 2,344 students. The 1991 spring semester enrollment was down 53 students from the 1990 spring semester.
A breakdown of this spring's figures by school was not available early this afternoon.
KU Chancellor Gene Budig in a statement said, "The University of Kansas continues to achieve its stated objective of stable enrollment. It is the only way to assure instructional quality when state resources are so limited."
Although KU's overall enrollment is down, the number of students at the medical center has increased by 63 students from the spring of 1991, according to the figures.
Excluding students at the Regents Center and the Capital Complex, enrollment at the Lawrence campus decreased by 183 students this spring.
This year's spring enrollment is down 3,585 students from the record fall 1991 enrollment of 29,150.