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A-State sees high spring enrollment

Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu) Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas State University’s spring enrollment numbers for 2016 were the highest they have seen in a while.

The 13,082 students enrolled is the most for a spring semester since 2012, when the current admission standards were put in place.

The university saw 540 more students enroll than in spring 2015.

According to a press release from the school, a key driver for this enrollment was a record 92% of first-time, full-time, new students returning from fall 2015 to spring 2016.

“We have reallocated resources from administration to student success and are starting to see the positive results,” A-State Chancellor Tim Hudson said.  “For example, we have invested in software that provides an early warning system for freshmen who may be having difficulty with certain classes allowing us to provide timely support.” 

Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Rick Stripling said the spring growth is the result of coordinated efforts to work on every aspect of the university’s enrollment. 

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