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WSU announces increase in Spring Semester enrollment
Friday, February 05, 1999
OGDEN, Utah - Weber State University announced today (Feb. 5) an increase in budget-related enrollment for Spring Semester. An official university report indicates an enrollment of 9,689 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, a half-percent increase from last spring.
Provost Dave Eisler attributes the enrollment return to collaborative efforts during the switch from quarters to semesters last fall. "From the onset our faculty and staff were determined to take a proactive approach to the conversion," he said. "A massive advising effort and an early start on curriculum changes helped ensure a smooth transition for our students. This semester's increase is an acknowledgment of their hard work and reflective of a continuing pattern of strong enrollment at WSU."
Based on this semester's growth, university officials project annual enrollment will decline only 1 percent. "This is well below the national average of 3 percent or more for schools that have undergone a semester conversion," Eisler said.
Plans for WSU's Summer Semester are already underway. The university expects to increase course offerings by 25 percent, giving students a wider selection of courses in a condensed, 12-week period. A unified schedule also will give students Fridays off. Summer Semester registration begins March 11.
|Additional Contact(s):||Dave Eisler|
|Chris Clark, institutional analyst|