First Day Spring 2012 Semester Enrollment Up .5 Percent

by News Bureau on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 18, 2012 – Total first-day spring semester enrollment is up .5 percent at Southeast Missouri State University, according to a preliminary enrollment report compiled after the first full day of classes of the spring 2012 semester.

Classes at Southeast began Jan. 17.

Combined undergraduate and graduate student headcount is 10,154, up from 10,101 at this time last year. In addition, the combined undergraduate and graduate student full-time equivalency is up 2.1 percent from this time a year ago. This means students are increasing the number of credit hours they are taking.

Dr. Debbie Below, associate vice president for enrollment management and director of admissions, said transfer student headcount stands at 316, nearly the same as last year’s 317 figure. International student headcount is 624, up from 565 at this time last year. The official census report will be issued in four weeks.