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APSU's overall spring enrollment climbs; Center at Fort Campbell hits new high

This spring, Austin Peay State University again has had a significant increase in student enrollment.

The 20,000 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are back, showing a new desire for education. Soldiers and veterans are flooding classes at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell and signing up for APSUs online courses.

Headcount enrollment at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell increased by 18.6 percent with 1,740 students enrolled this spring compared with 1,467 last year. Enrollment of full-time equivalency (FTE) students is up almost 23 percent.
This spring, Austin Peay State University again has had a significant increase in student enrollment.

The 20,000 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are back, showing a new desire for education. Soldiers and veterans are flooding classes at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell and signing up for APSU's online courses.

Headcount enrollment at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell increased by 18.6 percent with 1,740 students enrolled this spring compared with 1,467 last year. Enrollment of full-time equivalency (FTE) students is up almost 23 percent.

While civilian enrollment remains strong at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, the number of active duty soldiers enrolling has increased almost 91 percent over last springfrom 266 to 507. Even larger is the increase in enrollment of veterans, which is up more than 113 percent over Spring 2006. APSU also had enrollment increases among dependents and retirees.

The greatest growth on the main campus is in the number of graduate students, which increased 10.5 percent over last springfrom 656 to 725.

Noteworthy, also, is the increase in juniors and seniorsboth are up 7.8 percent over Spring 2006an indicator that APSU's new retention initiatives are working well. Freshman enrollment increased 6.2 percent. Overall main-campus enrollment increased 3.5 percentfrom 6,843 last year to 7,089 this spring. The increase in FTE is 2 percent, from 5,796 to 5. 915.

Overall APSU Spring 2007 enrollmentwhich includes the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell and main campusas of the 14th day of class, which was Jan. 29, is up 6.3 percent in headcount and 3.9 percent in FTE. Total unduplicated enrollment for spring is 8,567 compared with 8,054 last spring and 6,529 FTE this year compared with 6,281 in Spring 2006.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar by telephone at (931) 221-7121. -- Dennie B. Burke