Kent State sets spring enrollment record

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Kent State University announced Tuesday it has set a new record high for spring semester enrollment.

Spring 2013 enrollment is up 161 students, or 0.4 percent, compared with last year's enrollment for the university's eight-campus system as of the 15th day of the semester.

KSU reports 40,559 students for the spring 2013 semester, compared to 40,398 for spring semester 2012. The unduplicated headcount at the Kent Campus is 26,461, and the unduplicated headcount for the regional campuses is 14,098. Students are counted only once at the campus at which they hold the majority of their course load.

The previous spring enrollment high for the KSU system was set last year with 40,398 students.

Enrollment in spring 2013 at the regional campuses was down by 527 students, compared with spring enrollment in 2012

"Student success is our top priority at Kent State University, and it shows in our record spring enrollment," said KSU President Lester Lefton. "Kent State is clearly a first-choice university where students receive a world-class education, and we are committed to seeing each of them reach the finish line to graduation."

Highlights from the spring 2013 enrollment numbers also include:

Enrollment at Kent Campus has increased by 2.7 percent.

Of the regional campuses, the Geauga Campus had the largest percent increase in the number of students with 6.41 percent to 1,527 students in spring 2013 compared to 1,435 in spring 2012.

The enrollment of international students increased 17.28 percent to 2,260 students compared to 1,927 in spring 2012.

Graduate enrollment has increased by 8.69 percent.

"I am very pleased to see spring enrollment grow slightly on the Kent Campus," said T. David Garcia, KSU's associate vice president for enrollment management.

Kent State University's eight campuses are located in Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Kent, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas."

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