STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA -- This year's freshman class at Oklahoma State University is the largest since 1981.
Monday morning, the OSU freshman class of 2010 has a total enrollment of 3,555, up 13 percent from the same time a year ago.
Total enrollment for the combined Stillwater/OSU-Tulsa campuses is up 818 students to 23,220.
In a news release, Oklahoma State University says the school has set a record for system-wide enrollment, which also includes OSU-Oklahoma City, OSU Institute of Technology and the Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa.
Total enrollment is 35,280. The previous system high was 34,538.
"We are extremely pleased by the increase in our enrollment this year. This is a direct result of our recruitment efforts to attract the best and brightest students from across the state, nation and world to our campus," said Burns Hargis, OSU President.
The 2010 freshman class is one of the strongest ever academically. The class has an all-time high average ACT score of 25.1 and almost one-third of the class has an ACT of 27 or higher.
Final enrollment numbers will be submitted to the State Regents for Higher Education by mid-September.