Enrollment up at Oklahoma's universities despite hikes in tuition

Monday, July 7th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Enrollment at Oklahoma's public universities is up despite double-digit hikes in tuition.

The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University are receiving record numbers of applications from prospective freshmen.

OSU-Tulsa is expecting a 20% enrollment increase, and Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa is expecting growth of about 26%.

At OSU, freshman applications are up nearly 17%.

Freshman applications at OU are up 10% from last year. The high enrollment at OU is despite an overall increase of 39% in tuition and fees for incoming freshmen.

At OSU, freshmen will pay 29% more.