First Day Spring 2013 Semester Enrollment Up 3.4 Percent

Academic Hall StudentsCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 16, 2013 – Total first-day spring semester enrollment is up 3.4 percent at Southeast Missouri State University, according to a preliminary enrollment report compiled after the first full day of classes of the spring 2013 semester.

Classes at Southeast began Jan. 14.

Combined undergraduate and graduate student headcount is 10,502, up from 10,154 at this time last year. In addition, the combined undergraduate and graduate student full-time equivalency is up 2.4 percent from this time a year ago.

International student headcount is 813, up from 624 at this time in 2012.

Visiting student enrollment is up 8.2 percent due to students from other institutions taking advantage of Southeast’s winter intersession courses. Students taking courses in Southeast’s winter intersession, which runs from mid-December to mid-January, are included in spring 2013 enrollment figures.

Today’s report also shows high school enrollment is 275, up from 148 at this time last year. University officials say this increase is attributed to more online dual credit courses being offered. In addition, some high schools that have not participated in the past are now partnering with Southeast to offer dual credit courses, and other high schools have expanded their Southeast dual credit offerings.

The official census report will be issued in four weeks.