Spring semester enrollment is 13,698, a 3.9 percent decrease from last year.
The drop is not unexpected, said Jack Fahey, vice president for Student Affairs. Spring semester enrollment is directly tied to fall enrollment. Since fall semester numbers decreased 4.3 percent, the university fully expected spring enrollment to also decline, he said.
In fact, historically, spring semester enrollment is about 92 percent of fall enrollment. This spring’s numbers are slightly ahead of that 92-percent level, Fahey said.
“We’re hoping that that provides a bit of momentum as we gear up our recruiting, admissions and marketing efforts for next fall,” Fahey said.