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Wichita State enrolls 14,898 students for 2012 fall semester

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Headcount enrollment at Wichita State University for fall 2012 is 14,898 students, a decrease of 202 students or 1.3 percent compared to fall 2011, according to the official enrollment report given to the Kansas Board of Regents following the 20th day of classes. It is the second highest fall enrollment in the past 10 years.

Total student credit hours are 161,843 for fall 2012, an increase of 33 credit hours compared to fall 2011, and the highest number of credit hours in Wichita State’s history.

Although enrollment is slightly lower, students are taking more classes, resulting in a record number of credit hours.

Wade Robinson
Wade Robinson
“We are pleased to continue to have strong headcount enrollment and credit hour production in a highly competitive environment,” said Wade Robinson, vice president for Campus Life and University Relations. “We are developing a strategic plan that will help us focus on enrollment growth and help us continue to fulfill our mission to best serve the citizens of Kansas.”

Most of the enrollment data for fall 2012 is comparable to fall 2011 data.

There are 1,359 new freshmen for fall 2012, compared to 1,366 last year. The number of new transfers is 1,473 this fall, or two more transfers than fall 2011 (1,471).

About 81 percent of the student body is from Kansas, with 9,466 students from Sedgwick County.

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Created on Thursday, September 27, 2012; Last modified on Tuesday, October 02, 2012