HAYS, KS -- As the fall semester begins at Fort Hays State University, Joseph Linn, FHSU Registrar, has announced that FHSU enrollment for the summer 2001 term increased from last year with a total headcount of 2,821 students enrolled.
The enrollment rose by 182 students creating a one percent increase in student enrollment for the summer.
"I attribute the on-campus summer enrollment rise to the fact that more students are taking summer classes to complete their degree programs earlier and that is a great advantage for students," said Linn.
The Virtual College enrollment played a major role in the increase of student enrollment, with 1,047 students enrolled off campus.
"The Virtual College is continuing to grow and is a great opportunity and a convenient way for people who are place-bound to earn credits towards a degree," said Linn.
The Virtual College delivers courses from FHSU's College of Business and Leadership, College of Education, College of Health and Life Sciences, and College of Arts and Sciences through the Internet, videotape, and other means.
A breakdown of the numbers shows the enrollment included 191 freshmen, 251 sophomores, 385 juniors, 646 seniors, 41 students in special undergraduate classes and 1,307 graduate students.