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OSU growth in enrollment

STILLWATER - Oklahoma State University is reporting student population growth that is putting totals close to the levels of the 1980s. Enrollment is predicted to hit nearly 22,000 this fall, just less than the tally for 1983.

Campus officials said the school if feeling growth in nearly every area of student enrollment: New freshman enrollment is up 5 percent, and the rest of the undergraduate population is up nearly 1,000 students due to higher retention levels, a 22 percent increase in the number of readmissions and a 6 percent increase in transfer students.

But on the graduate level, enrollment is up 25 percent over a year ago while facing usual rise in enrollment just before the first week of classes.

OSU-Oklahoma City is looking for its sixth consecutive semester of double digit growth while OSU-Okmulgee anticipates a 9 percent increase for Fall 2002.

At OSU-Tulsa, officials see a 155 percent increase in student credit hours in its campaign to grow 200 percent each year on the road to 20,000 students in 2020.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine reports an increase in applications for 2002, while the class size at the OSU Medical School is restricted to 88 students.

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