SRU spring enrollment continues upward trajectory

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Feb. 20, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The U.S. stock market may have taken a dip of late, but at Slippery Rock University the numbers modestly continue to climb.

SRU's 15-day enrollment numbers for the spring 2018 semester reflect 8,368 students, an increase of 51 students or .61 percent, when compared to last year's figure of 8,317.

Graduate student headcount decreased by two students (.17 percent), from 1,172 to 1,170; while undergraduate headcount increased by 53 students (.74 percent), from 7,145 to 7,198. Credit hours generated totaled 112,906.5 as compared to last year's 112,458, reflecting an increase of 448.5 hours (.40 percent).

"It is extremely gratifying to know that the all the hard work put forth by our staff and faculty to recruit, educate and retain our students continues to resonate," said Philip Way, SRU interim president.

"The University works constantly to make sure we are delivering high-quality programming in the areas that are not only sought after by our students, but by employers as well. We are not only focused on educating, but also on being an institution that is helping to shape the workforce of the future with market-driven programs that will meet the needs of our students and the state."

Total in-state enrollment increased by 101 students, offsetting a small loss in total out-of-state enrollment (-43) compared to last year.

Total undergraduate credit hours generated are up 110 or .11 percent, while total graduate credit hours generated are up 338.5 or 3.66 percent.

SRU's FTE enrollment - a measure of how many students are taking full study loads that then generates a given number of credit hours - rose ever so slightly, 0.46 percent, to 7,686.84.

The University also showed diversity growth with increases in Asian (62.50 percent); Hispanic (11.76 percent); two or more races (41.67 percent) and Unknown (90 percent) students.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 | robert.king@sru.edu