Preliminary numbers show Murray State student enrollment is up this fall, after it dipped during the summer. University officials reported to the Murray State Board of Regents today that enrollment rose four percent from last year for this fall. And first time freshman numbers were up five percent. Summer class enrollment fell nine percent from last year.
Enrollment Management Director Fred Dietz credits the decrease to the poor economy, and changes in Pell grant rules that prevent students from using those funds in the summer. Dietz says final enrollment statistics will be out in late October.