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Arkansas State University spring
2010 enrollment at all-time record
University today announced an all-time record enrollment of 12,411
students for the Jonesboro campus. The new record occurred in the 2010
spring semester and represented significant increases in the
university’s enrollment in graduate programs and international students.
Chancellor Robert L. Potts said, “We are delighted with our enrollment
record this semester. Under the leadership of our provost, Dr. Dan
Howard, our faculty and staff have worked hard to build our graduate and
international programs, and we are seeing great enrollment results. Our
distance learning efforts have also expanded, and we now give many
students who cannot travel to campus distance learning options, and they
are taking advantage of those opportunities. Coupled with that is our
increasing enrollment of international students, and we now have almost
60 countries represented.”
The preliminary total enrollment of 12,411 students for the spring
semester will be reported to the Arkansas Department of Higher
Education. The previous enrollment record was the fall 2009 enrollment
of 12,185. The spring 2010 headcount is an increase of 1,350 students
(12.2%) over the spring 2009 headcount.
There are 2,811 graduate students enrolled, the highest graduate student
enrollment ever recorded, resulting in an increase of 1,026 students (or
57.5%), compared to the spring 2009 headcount of 1,785. Graduate level
full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollment stands at 1,251, up 321 students,
for an increase of 34.5% when compared to spring 2009.
There are 4,185 students enrolled in online instruction provided by the
Jonesboro campus—this figure includes 1,209 students enrolled in online
master’s degree programs in the College of Education. Graduate online
full-time-equivalent numbers for spring 2010 are 400, up 179 students
from spring 2009, for an 80.8% increase.
Total current international undergraduate and graduate headcount stands
at 458, up 183 students, for a 66.5% increase. ASU-Jonesboro has an
additional 269 international students in English as a Second Language
programs, thus bringing the total of international students currently
registered for spring to 727.
The total undergraduate headcount was 9,600, compared to 9,276 for
spring 2009. Undergraduate student enrollment includes 529 students
enrolled in associate degree programs and 7,556 enrolled in bachelor’s
The total headcount for master’s degree students for spring 2010 is
2,368, up 949 since spring 2009, for a 66.9% increase. Doctoral degree
student enrollment for spring 2010 is at 173 students, up 32 students
since spring 2009, for an increase of 22.7%.
ASU-Jonesboro’s highest enrollment by college is the College of
Education, with 3,206 students enrolled. This college saw an increase of
918 students (40.1%) since spring 2009, primarily through its
distance-learning master’s degree programs. It is followed by the
College of Nursing and Health Professions, with 2,235 students enrolled,
up 198 students (9.7%) from spring 2009. University College’s enrollment
is at 1,903, and it is ASU-Jonesboro’s third-highest college by
enrollment, while the College of Business follows at fourth-highest
enrollment numbers, with 1,458 students enrolled.
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