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Idaho State University spring semester 2010 enrollment up nearly 15 percent; spring 10th-day enrollment surpasses fall 10th-day head count

Posted January 25, 2010

Idaho State University's 10th-day spring 2010 semester enrollment of 14,486 students is up nearly 15 percent over last year's spring semester enrollment of 12,613, an increase of 1,873 students.

In addition, ISU's 10th-day spring semester enrollment is 993 students higher than its fall semester 2009 10th-day enrollment of 13,493 students.

"Idaho State University is rapidly becoming a school of first choice among students not only in Idaho but in the entire region," said Gary Olson, ISU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "The professionals in academic affairs and in student recruitment have been working hard to recruit the best and brightest students for ISU, and this hard work has clearly paid off."

These 10th-day numbers do not include a large number of Early College Program students or students who register later in the semester for a wide variety of offerings, and total enrollments numbers will likely climb by semester’s end.

"Most universities are jubilant when they post a 3 percent increase," Olson said. "Posting a nearly 15 percent increase is truly a stunning achievement."

It is unusual for Idaho State University to have more new students for spring semester over the fall, when traditional-aged graduating high school students enter college.

"We’re picking up a lot of mid-year recruits from diverse backgrounds," said Scott Turner, ISU Director of Recruitment Services. "They include junior college transfers, military veterans, transfers from other universities, and people heading back to school needing educational changes because of the economy."