Southeastern fall enrollment increases by 6 percent

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) -- Enrollment is up by 6 percent this year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

There are nearly 4,000 students this fall, the largest overall enrollment at Southeastern since 2012.

From last fall, there are 10 percent more Bryan County freshman and 6.7 percent more Texas freshman.

The largest growth was in Southeastern's graduate school enrollment, specifically in the MBA program where they have 132 percent growth.

SOSU President Sean Burrage said this is the beginning of a positive trend.

"It's apparent to me that students are seeing Southeastern as a great value," Burrage said. "We have low tuition, low fees, our masters programs are offered at a very reasonable rate, people are understanding that, they are seeing that, they're coming and they're enrolling."

Burrage said their next goal is increasing scholarship opportunities even more, to continue to make a college education affordable for all students.