Archive for Thursday, February 18, 2010

KU reports steady spring enrollment figures

Number of students at Lawrence campus falls 0.3% since last spring

Students mill around Fraser Hall on the Kansas University campus.

Students mill around Fraser Hall on the Kansas University campus.

February 18, 2010


Spring enrollment drops at KU

The Spring enrollment numbers are down a bit from last year at Kansas University. The school say minority enrollment rise a little though. Enlarge video

Spring enrollment

Spring 2010 enrollment figures for the six Kansas Board of Regents schools.

School–Enrollment–Percent Change

Kansas University 28,414 —0.1 percent

Kansas State University 21,570 2.0 percent

Wichita State University 14,603 2.6 percent

Fort Hays State University 9,342 11.5 percent

Pittsburg State University 6,752 2.4 percent

Emporia State University 6,134 0.3 percent

Kansas University’s enrollment this spring is just 39 students below last year’s level.

Enrollment on the Lawrence campus fell 0.3 percent, to 25,332 from 25,412 last spring; and the KU Medical Center’s enrollment rose 1.3 percent, to 3,082 from 3,041.

The figures were announced Thursday as the Kansas Board of Regents released its 20th-day enrollment figures for its six regents universities.

At KU’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park, enrollments jumped 4 percent by credit hours, due largely to new undergraduate business offerings there.

KU was the only regents school to register an overall decline in spring enrollment — most of the other schools reported about a 2 percent increase in students from last spring.

As is typical, enrollments were lower than this year’s fall figures of 30,004 students on both KU campuses.

“Spring enrollment is typically lower than fall enrollment as people graduate in December or leave school for other reasons,” said KU spokeswoman Jill Jess. “We are pleased to have maintained stable enrollment compared to spring 2009.”

The one notable exception is Fort Hays State University, which added 961 students — an 11.5 percent increase, with most of those students coming through its Virtual College program.

As regents institutions reported mostly modest increases, enrollments are up at greater rates at community colleges across the state as students continue to take advantage of cheaper costs.

Johnson County Community College reported a record spring enrollment of 19,223, up 6.3 percent from the previous spring.


ConcernedCynic 5 years, 9 months ago

A 0.3% decrease in enrollment - must be Lews faults. You guys blame him for everything else...

1029 5 years, 9 months ago

A lot of students probably aren't coming to Kansas because we made K2 illegal. Plus, some of last year's students died from swine flu.

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