Feb. 13, 2013
Media Contact: Courtney Harlin, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, firstname.lastname@example.org
UCO BREAKS RECORDS WITH ITS SPRING SEMESTER ENROLLMENT
With a final enrollment tally of 16,018 students, the University of Central Oklahoma experienced its second consecutive record-breaking spring semester, illustrating the growing number of students choosing Central as a smart investment for success.
The new record tops the university’s previous record by 1.2-percent, set last spring with 15,832 students.
Within the student body, other increases include a 5.9-percent jump in first-time freshmen – from 219 in spring 2012 to 232 this spring.
The largest increase, though, came in international student enrollment – up 12-percent from 1,207 students last spring to 1,352 students this spring. International students now compose 8.4-percent of the Central student body.
“It is an exciting time at Central, and students are aware of it,” said Myron Pope, Ph.D., vice president of enrollment management.
“Students are consistently seeing the quality of the teaching and the value of getting an education here. They realize their degree from Central will prepare them to enter the workforce and be successful. I expect our enrollment to continue to climb because of these factors.”
Also notable is the 3.7-percent rise in first-time transfer students – from 778 in spring 2012 to 807 this spring.
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