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November 20, 2012

MSU fall enrollment hits 11,172

Nov. 20, 2012 —     For the second consecutive year, Morehead State University has a record fall enrollment with 11,172 students, President Wayne D. Andrews announced Friday.

    In fall 2011, MSU enrolled 10,971 students.

    “My sincere appreciation goes out to the entire University community,” said Andrews. “Accomplishments like this are the result of a deliberate team effort and cannot be achieved through individual efforts alone.”

    Fall enrollment was bolstered by a 20 percent increase in first-time freshmen on campus.

    MSU’s Class of 2016 grew this fall by more than 277 additional freshmen compared to last year. The 1,649 first-time freshman enrollment also is the largest in school history.

    Andrews continued:

    "We have developed and are implementing a comprehensive multi-year enrollment and retention plan with strategies identified to improve the marketing and recruitment processes, as well as improve student success.

    “A record enrollment is a sure sign that prospective students and families believe Morehead State University is an outstanding place to pursue higher education and a college experience that is second to none.”

    The fall numbers also include record enrollment in the Early College Program which enables academically-qualified students to dual enroll in college-level courses during their junior and senior years of high school.

    While MSU has offered dual enrollment opportunities for several years, the efforts to enhance and expand the Early College Program was a direct initiative in support of Senate Bill 1, passed by the General Assembly in 2009 to strengthen the college-going rate of Kentucky high school graduates and to better align the curriculum between K-12 and postsecondary education.

    “The Early College Program is an incredible opportunity for high school students to be better prepared as they enter postsecondary education as full-time university students,” said Dr. Andrews. “The program not only allows them to get a jump-start on courses, reducing their time to degree, but also increases affordability. It is possible for a student to complete as many as 24 lower-division college credit hours prior to graduating from high school and do so at no cost to the student.”

    A total of 1,630 students from more than 40 high schools are participating in Early College in the fall 2012 term.

    The number of students choosing to attend MSU isn’t the only area where the University experienced growth and improvement during the last year.

    “We are especially pleased that along with the increase in the size of the freshman class, the average ACT composite score also has improved to 22," said Jeffrey Liles, assistant vice president for enrollment services.

    The University’s campus community also is more diverse this fall. The number of minority students seeking a degree increased by almost 10 percent during the past year and represents nearly five percent of the total student population.

    Morehead State also continues to focus on internationalizing the campus, recently announcing plans to open an American Center at Guanxi University in Nanning, China. This fall, MSU enrolled 122 international students from 31 nations.

    “Achieving future enrollment objectives will continue to require the dedicated efforts of the entire MSU community,” said Liles. “Faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni know the value of an education. They all play a significant role in maintaining the excellence of Morehead State and helping us share our story with future students.”

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