In the News -- Summer I enrollment shows marked increase

For Release...July 10, 2013

    Sul Ross State University’s first summer session enrollment rose 7.5 percent over a year ago, while semester credit hours increased four percent.
    A total of 734 students were enrolled during Summer I, 51 more than the previous year and 17 over the 2011 total of 717. Semester credit hours totaled 3,287, compared to 3,162 for Summer I 2012 and 3,276 for 2011.
    Enrollment in all classifications except seniors showed gains over 2012.  Post-baccalaureate headcount more than doubled, from 24 a year ago to 49. Freshman enrollment rose 25 percent; sophomore 7.7 percent; junior, 17 percent; and master’s, 3.1 percent. Senior enrollment was down 15 students, or 10.1 percent.
    Current Summer II and Fall Semester enrollments also note marked gains over 2011 and 2012 figures. As of July 9, Summer II enrollment showed a 15.7 percent hike over corresponding totals from last year and  10.7 percent more than 2011.
    “Summer enrollment spikes are typically a very positive indication that we will continue to see enrollment growth in the fall,” said Denise Groves, Vice President for Enrollment Management.
    Fall registration figures are 37.1 percent above 2012 and 10.4 percent above 2011 as of July 9. Both Summer II and Fall figures are subject to change since enrollment periods are still open.
    “The Enrollment Management team’s focus has been to build relationships with prospective students through various print and electronic mediums,” Groves said. “We feel that these initiatives have paid off since we were able to meet our freshman application goal of 1,550 in June.  That tells me that the word is getting out about what Sul Ross has to offer to students looking for quality education at an affordable price. The view isn’t too bad, either!”