October 3, 2002
RSU Announces Major Fall Enrollment Increase
Rogers State University has announced a major enrollment increase for the fall semester.
This semester, RSU has experienced an 18 percent increase in student credit hours and a 15.8 percent increase in headcount enrollment compared to last fall.
This fall, a total of 3,302 students are enrolled on RSU's campuses in Claremore, Bartlesville, and Pryor, as well as in its online programs. Last fall, a total of 2,852 students were enrolled at RSU. The number of first-time entering freshmen has increased by 15 percent this fall to 769.
Since RSU was accredited as a four-year university two years ago, the number of student credit hours has grown by 40 percent and headcount enrollment has grown by 26 percent.
"RSU's phenomenal growth is a realization of the need that exists in northeast Oklahoma for expanded higher education services," Wiley said. "The Oklahoma Legislature has responded by providing the resources to meet this great need. We would like to thank our local legislative delegation, and in particular Sen. Stratton Taylor, for their long-standing support of higher education in the region."
This fall's enrollment increase follows growth of 33 percent in student credit hours and 31 percent in headcount enrollment during the summer and 22 percent in student credit hours and 15 percent in headcount last spring – the largest increases of any college or university in Oklahoma.
"We are pleased that the residents of northeast Oklahoma are continuing to enroll at RSU in significantly increasing numbers," Wiley said. "This is a testament of the high quality of academic programs at RSU."
For more information on RSU programs, call (918) 343-7546.