The total first-day enrollment for the 2013 spring semester at Southeast Missouri State University shows an increase from last year's enrollment numbers.
According to Southeast's preliminary report issued Wednesday, first-day enrollment at the university increased 3.4 percent compared to first-day totals in spring 2012. The combined undergraduate and graduate student head count is 10,502, up 348 students from this time last year. The combined undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalency is up 2.4 percent from this time a year ago.
Southeast also reports 813 international students, up from 624 in 2012. Visiting student enrollment is up 8.2 percent because of students from other institutions taking advantage of Southeast's winter intersession courses, which is included in spring 2013 enrollment figures. Southeast also reports high school student enrollment numbers of 275, up from 148 last year, attributed to more online dual-credit courses offered by the university.
An official census report will be issued by Southeast in four weeks.
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