Record Spring Enrollment Again Reported by ASU
For the second year in a row, Angelo State University has set a spring semester enrollment record as 6,191 students were taking classes on the 20th class day (Feb. 7), the date used to determine the official enrollment at universities statewide.
The 2011 overall spring enrollment was up 296 students over the 5,895 students who enrolled for the 2010 spring semester, an increase of 5.02 percent. Undergraduate enrollment stood at 5,480 for the current semester, a 2.23 percent increase over the 5,360 undergraduates enrolled in the spring of 2010.
Graduate enrollment set an all-time record for the fourth long semester in a row with 711 students, 10 more than the previous high of 701 recorded just last fall. Graduate enrollment was up 32.9 percent over the 2010 spring enrollment of 535.
ASU President Joseph C. Rallo said, “Our spring enrollment totals once again reaffirm that Angelo State is on a proper course as we look toward the future and our goal of a 10,000 enrollment by the year 2020. While we still have work to do, we are ecstatic that our recruiting, retention and marketing strategies are showing consistent results.”
Rallo noted that the record graduate enrollment reflected ASU’s ongoing efforts to increase online course delivery. The continued growth both in graduate and undergraduate enrollment will help provide additional resources from the state and will provide greater flexibility for the university to meet budget challenges at the state level.
Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance said, “We are excited about Angelo State’s record spring enrollment at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Increasing enrollment is vital in securing additional state funds, and this continued growth reaffirms that the university is moving in the right direction under the leadership of President Rallo and the hard work put in by his team.”
Comparisons by classification of the spring 2011 and 2010 enrollments with the percentage change were: freshman, 1,281, 1,364, -6.08 percent; sophomore, 1,418, 1,359, 4.3 percent; junior, 1,186, 1,025, 15.7 percent; senior, 1,473, 1,503, -2.0 percent; unclassified, 122, 109, 11.9 percent; and graduate, 711, 535, 32.9 percent; and total, 6,191, 5,895, 5.02 percent.