State regents report record college enrollment

Friday, March 4th 2005, 2:20 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Spring enrollment at Oklahoma colleges and universities is at a record high.

A preliminary enrollment report from the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education says spring enrollment rose by 1.1-percent, an increase of 1,865 students. The regents say there are a total of 171,136 students enrolled across the state this spring.

The largest increase is among the state's regional universities at 2.5-percent. The state's community colleges have seen a seven-tenths of 1-percent rise in enrollment.

Research universities, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, have had an increase of .2-percent in total enrollment.

Figures for individual colleges and universities were not immediately available.

This is the third consecutive year overall college enrollment has increased.