Day 12 enrollment numbers are in for West Texas A&M University, Amarillo College, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
WT has a 5 percent increase from last fall, with 8,389 students enrolled. Last fall’s enrollment was a record breaking 7,958 reported the Amarillo Globe-News.
Dan Garcia, vice president for enrollment management, said WT’s student body has increased every year since 2006.
Dr. Neal Weaver, vice president for institutional advancement attributed the increased WT enrollment, in part, to recruiting efforts across eastern New Mexico and southwest Colorado.
Amarillo College has an enrollment of 10,824, down five percent, from last year’s 11,426. The big decreases were in students over 24 years of age, and part-time students.
“If you look overall, we’re down in most categories,” said Bob Austin, AC vice president for student affairs. “Our best thinking at this point is that people are going to work, which is a pretty common explanation from community colleges across the nation.”
Oklahoma Panhandle State University enrollment is up slightly, 0.7 percent compared to last year according to OPSU. This year has a student body of 1,391 students. On-campus student housing is full. This is the third highest enrollment in 11 years.
Kansas enrollment figures are not available at this time. The Kansas Board of Regents sets the information release date each fall. This year the data will be released September 27.