Midwest City, Okla. - The Rose State College fall semester is well underway and final enrollment figures showcase a 9.5-percent increase in the number of students enrolled from the same time last year.
“It’s a phenomenal swing in the course of a few years to have this kind of enrollment growth,” said Rose State President Jeanie Webb. “It takes dedicated work by a lot of people to make it happen. It is a great testimony to the Rose State educational product and partnerships.”
The growth marks an increase of 642 students over the fall semester of 2016, when the College witnessed a 6-percent increase in enrollment. The number of students currently taking courses with Rose State has now risen to 9-thousand.
Other enrollment numbers continue to trend up from last year as Rose State is seeing a 15-percent increase in the number of part-time students, a 6-percent increase in the number of students taking on-line courses and a 15-percent increase in the number of high school students taking concurrent courses through Rose State.
Improvements on campus have also enhanced the student experience with housing that for a third year in a row has opened the fall semester at 100-percent occupancy. A new Learning Resource Center, funded by a voter approved bond project, recently opened to provide students and the community with a library of the future.