Rogers State University has announced a record spring enrollment of 4,297 students, which included increases at its Claremore, Bartlesville and Pryor campuses.
Total enrollment was up 2.8 percent overall when compared to spring 2011 enrollment. The Pryor campus showed the largest percent increase, up more than 9.2 percent. Enrollment at the Claremore campus was up 5.6 percent, while the Bartlesville campus enrollment increased by 2.6 percent when compared with the previous spring.
One of the most notable trends to emerge from the latest enrollment figures is growth of the number of credit hours students are taking when compared with the increases in student enrollment during the past decade.
Students were enrolled in 46,144 credit hours this spring, which represents a 3.7 percent increase from the previous spring semester. When comparing the current semester’s credit hours to the spring 2002 figures, this represents a 64 percent increase in the number of credit hours students are taking at RSU. During that same time frame, RSU’s enrollment grew 51 percent from 2,847 students in 2002 to 4,297 this spring.
These two elements, when taken in combination, show RSU is cultivating an environment where students are immersing themselves in the college experience by carrying larger course loads, said RSU President Dr. Larry Rice.
“These strong enrollment figures show that RSU continues to attract students at record numbers, while also attracting students who are serious about their studies and are committed to earning college degrees,” Rice said.
Enrollment for the upcoming summer and fall semesters will begin on Monday, April 2. However, new freshman can enroll early at Early Enrollment Day on Saturday, March 31, on the Claremore and Bartlesville campuses.
For more information on Early Enrollment Day, call (918) 343-7548 in Claremore or (918) 338-8000 in Bartlesville.