FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2011

BOARD OF REGENTS ANNOUNCE 2011 FALL SEMESTER ENROLLMENT

Public College & University Enrollment Up

(TOPEKA) – Enrollment figures released today by the Kansas Board of Regents show an increase of 856 students at the state’s 32 public universities, community colleges, and technical colleges. This represents a 0.5% systemwide increase for the 2011 fall academic semester over the 2010 fall academic semester. The systemwide enrollment of 188,447 is reported as of the 20th day of classes.

At the seven public universities, enrollment was up by 701 students, or 0.7%. At the 19 community colleges, enrollment was down by 189 students, or -0.2%. At the six technical colleges, enrollment was up by 344 students, or 7.0%. Please see the spreadsheet for individual college and university enrollment figures.

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About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents, founded in 1925 and established in the Kansas Constitution, is the governing board of the six state universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, 19 community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, career and technical education programs, and the state university retirement plans. The Board also approves private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas, and administers the Kan-ed network, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.

For more information, contact Vanessa Lamoreaux at (785) 296-3421 or vlamoreaux@ksbor.org.

Visit the Kansas Board of Regents online at www.kansasregents.org.