Fall enrollment stable
Preliminary Fall 2006 UCCS student enrollment figures show a 14 percent increase in the number of non-resident students as part of an overall stable enrollment picture.
Student headcount after three days of the fall term was 7,530, the same as in 2005, according to Steve Ellis, director, Admissions and Records. In most areas, preliminary enrollment figures are even with last year. The exception is a 14 percent increase in non-resident student credit hours from 5,988 in 2005 to 6,825 this year.
“I believe we are seeing some of the fruits of our efforts with the Western Undergraduate Exchange program,” Jim Henderson, vice chancellor, Student Success and Enrollment Management, said. “As a result, we will have more geographic diversity in classes and, therefore, different perspectives represented. At the same time, we are still admitting all qualified Colorado resident students.”
WUE is a state exchange program with participants from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. This year, for the first time since the program’s inception, California is a participant in WUE. Students are able to attend participating public colleges or universities in these states for 150 percent of in-state resident student tuition costs.
Official enrollment figures will be available after census date, Sept. 7.