SOSU enrollment at highest since 1980s

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - Spring enrollment at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is at its highest since 1983.

Southeastern's spring enrollment is 4,196 students, which is an increase of 12.7 percent over the 2018 spring semester.

The enrollment had been climbing upward: Fall 2018 enrollment numbers were 13.3 percent higher than fall 2017.

“This growth can be attributed to a number of factors, including the continuing popularity and expansion of our graduate online offerings, which provide high quality accredited academic programs at an affordable cost,’’ said Southeastern president Sean Burrage. “At the same time, last fall’s incoming freshman class was the largest in five years at the University, which obviously had a positive impact on the spring numbers.’’

Southeastern was one of the few public Oklahoma colleges and universities to not increase tuition rates for the 2018-2019 academic year.