Southeastern News

Spring enrollment shows slight increase over last year

DURANT, Okla. – Spring enrollment at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is slightly higher than a year ago, according to school officials.

Southeastern’s preliminary enrollment report for Spring 2012, submitted to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education earlier this week, shows a total enrollment of 3,810 students. This is a slight increase over last year’s spring enrollment of 3,805.

It is also 3.3% higher than the University’s preceding five-year spring semester average of 3,690 students. The Spring 2012 enrollment numbers are the second-highest over the past 10 years, trailing only Spring 2010, when 3,903 students were enrolled.

This spring’s freshman enrollment showed an increase of 3.8% over last spring with 1,043 freshmen compared to 1,005 last spring.

Also significant is the fact that the number of international students increased 27.5% over last spring — 130 this year compared to 102 a year ago. International students at Southeastern represent 45 countries, nations, or states internationally.

In the U.S., Southeastern is represented by students from 38 states. Native American students comprise approximately 30% of the University’s total enrollment.