Southeast Fall 2010 Enrollment Surpasses 11,000 Mark

University Enrolls a Record 11,112

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 22, 2010 – Southeast Missouri State University has set another enrollment record with total undergraduate and graduate student headcount standing at 11,112 for the fall 2010 semester.

Today’s official four-week census report shows total enrollment up 2.3 percent from fall 2009. The total full-time equivalency this fall is 8,888.43, up 6.2 percent from this time last year which indicates that students are increasing the number of credit hours they are taking. Fall 2010 semester classes at Southeast began Aug. 23.

University officials say Southeast’s total enrollment has grown by 3,187, since 1994 when total fall semester enrollment was 7,925.

Key to this year’s enrollment surge are:

(1) a record-breaking beginning freshmen class which stands at 1,928, up 6.8 percent from fall 2009;

(2) the number of transfer students has increased by 100 students;

(3) increases in the African-American enrollment with a total of 853, up from 803 at this time last year; and,

(4) total international enrollment on the Southeast campus this fall has grown to 512. This figure is up from 336 at this time last year.

Today’s report shows total undergraduate student enrollment is 10,035, up 4.7 percent from this time last year. 

Today’s report also shows sophomore headcount is 1,867, up .6 percent from this time last year; junior headcount is 1,890, up 6.8 percent from fall 2009; and senior headcount is 2,328, up 6.8 percent from this time last year, all significant factors in the University setting another all-time enrollment high.