September 9, 2009 in Idaho

University of Idaho records enrollment bump

Associated Press

BOISE — The University of Idaho has 1.4 percent more students statewide than it did a year ago.

The university said Wednesday there were 11,957 students enrolled on the 10th day of the fall semester, which is 166 more compared to the same time last year.

Colleges and universities typically use the 10th day of class as a measuring stick because it cancels out students who enroll on the first day and quickly drop off.

The university rebounded from a 5-year fall enrollment slump last year with 11,791 students statewide, after an aggressive recruitment campaign and amped up efforts in high schools.

The school says the number of transfer students has increased nearly 10 percent compared to last year.

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