Enrollment for spring semester remains steady

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Enrollment for spring semester remains steady

Enrollment numbers for the 2015 spring semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are similar to a year ago.

In a preliminary enrollment report to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Northwestern reported 1,964 students enrolled in spring semester classes, compared with 1,993 a year ago.

A vibrant regional economy continues to attract some potential college-bound students into the workforce.

“It’s a very competitive environment for students,” Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, said. “However, we are seeing some positive signs that indicate interest among current high school seniors is high, and that students who previously entered the workforce are looking to return.”

Enrollment by campus shows 1,260 students in Alva, 259 enrolled at Enid and 215 attending classes in Woodward.

Two bright spots in enrollment included enrollment at outreach sites and in concurrent classes.

Enrollment at Northwestern’s outreach sites, including the University Center of Ponca City, rose more than 9 percent to 177 students. The number of high school students enrolled in concurrent classes increased nearly 18 percent to 86 students.