UNM says first-day fall enrollment figures are up
Posted at: 08/22/2012 8:13 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - University of New Mexico officials say the number of freshmen and transfer students enrolled this fall is up compared to last year.
UNM announced some of its fall semester numbers Tuesday. The figures are based on data from the first day of classes, which was Monday.
Overall enrollment stands at 28,038. That's down 0.3 percent from last year. The count of freshmen rose nearly 2 percent to 3,376. That includes a 6 percent increase in nonresident freshmen.
University officials also say new transfer students from New Mexico colleges grew by nearly 4 percent. Enrollment in online courses also jumped by more than 42 percent to 6,432.
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