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NEWS

September 13, 2011

RSU Announces Record Enrollment

Rogers State University continues to grow, experiencing another semester of record enrollment with 4,632 students.

The fall enrollment figure represents an overall 5.6 percent increase in headcount and a 5.8 increase in student credit hours at the university, compared to last fall.

"The academic and programmatic quality found at RSU continues to attract record numbers of students," said RSU President Dr. Larry Rice. "This serves as a testament to the commitment made by our faculty and staff to provide students with an exceptional academic experience."

This fall, 3,019 students are attending classes at the main campus in Claremore, an increase of 9.5 percent. Enrollment at Claremore was boosted by the opening of new student apartments that almost doubled the university's on-campus housing capacity.

Enrollment increased by 8.8 percent at the RSU campus in Pryor. Currently, 272 students take classes solely at the Pryor campus. In coming years, RSU plans to expand its capacity to serve students in the Pryor area as it opens a new campus in partnership with MidAmerica Industrial Park.

Enrollment decreased by 7.1 percent at RSU in Bartlesville, with 404 students enrolled at that campus. However, when taking into account students in the Bartlesville area who take classes online or at more than one RSU campus, enrollment in Bartlesville exceeds 1,000 students.

Enrollment decreased by 0.5 percent in the RSU Online program, with 936 students. RSU currently offers nine programs – five bachelor's degrees and four associate degrees – that can be completed entirely online.

For more information about RSU and its programs, call (918) 343-7777 or 1-800-256-7511, or visit www.rsu.edu.