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ASU Reports Record Spring Enrollment

February 14, 2012

For the third consecutive year, Angelo State University set a spring semester enrollment record with 6,379 students enrolled as of the 20th class day (Feb. 13), the date used for official enrollment by institutions in the Texas Tech University System.  

The 2012 overall spring enrollment was up 188 students over the 6,191 students who enrolled for the 2011 spring semester, an increase of 3 percent.  Undergraduate enrollment stood at 5,538 for the current semester, a 1.1 percent increase over the 5,480 undergraduates enrolled in the spring of 2011. 

Graduate enrollment set an all-time record for the sixth long semester in a row with 841 students, 24 more than the previous high of 817 recorded just last fall.  Graduate enrollment was up 18.2 percent over the 2011 spring enrollment of 711. 

ASU President Joseph C. Rallo said, “Led by our growth in graduate students, the spring enrollment totals reflect the many positive steps we are taking as an institution to increase both our enrollment and our retention.  While we still have work to do, our faculty and staff deserve recognition and credit for this accomplishment.” 

Rallo noted that many of the graduate students are taking advantage of online course delivery which ASU  will continue to promote.   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. 

“Angelo State’s enrollment success is yet another indicator of the outstanding advancements being made at the university thanks to the dedication of President Rallo and his team,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance.  “This progress is critical to the economic development of the region and in promoting Angelo State as an institution of higher education excellence in Texas.” 

Total graduate and undergraduate semester credit hours rose 2.62 percent from 75,761 last spring to 77,746 for the spring of 2012.