First day enrollment figures announced
WEST PLAINS, Mo.– A total of 1,894 students were enrolled for classes today, the first day of the 2012 fall semester, at Missouri State University-West Plains. This is a 1 percent increase over last fall’s tally of 1,875.
“We are not surprised that our campus continues to grow considering the quality and value of our programs,” Missouri State-West Plains Chancellor Drew Bennett said. “Today, students want a full campus experience, high retention and graduation rates, and low tuition and fees. Missouri State University-West Plains provides all of these.”
He also pointed out the official enrollment number for the fall semester will come after the 20th day of classes. The official number is normally higher than the first-day enrollment figure due in large part to the late registration period, which continues through Friday, Aug. 24, he added.
Today’s figures include enrollment numbers from Missouri State-West Plains’ extended campus in Mountain Grove, as well as students enrolled in dual credit/dual enrollment classes being offered this fall at several area high schools and the Great Opportunities for Adult Learners (GOAL) Program.
In addition to these students, 148 students are enrolled in the bachelor’s and master’s degree courses offered on site and via interactive television (ITV) by Missouri State University’s Outreach Program on the West Plains campus. This is a slight increase over last fall when 146 students were enrolled on the first day of classes, Outreach Coordinator Deanna Smith said.