Southern Utah University Sees Record Enrollment

Southern Utah University Sees Record Enrollment

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Southern Utah University is reporting its highest enrollment figures in the history of the 108-year-old school.

School officials say the record enrollment of more than 68-hundred students is due to an increase in the number of nonresident students and the largest-ever freshman class.

This is the third consecutive year of growth for the university and a three percent increase from the fall 2004 enrollment figures.

SUU is also reporting a two percent jump in full-time equivalency enrollment, a 35 percent increase in graduate student enrollment and an eleven percent growth in the number of transfer students.

Full-time equivalency enrollment figures help determine the slice of state education funding the school will get from the Utah Legislature.

Meanwhile, Utah State University in Logan and Weber State University in Ogden have reported drops in enrollment.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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