12:52pm

Mon August 29, 2011
Education

Enrollment on the Rise at Colorado Universities

As college students settle in for the fall semester, classrooms across the state are becoming more and more crowded. Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are reporting record numbers of incoming freshman.

Meantime, at Colorado Mesa University, formerly known as Mesa State, overall enrollment numbers are showing an almost 15 percent increase.

“We’ve set a record every year for the last three years, and I expect that we will again,” said Dana Nunn, spokesperson for the university.

Nunn said the tough job market is driving more students to Colorado Mesa University, which she said offers an affordable education. “Our enrollment [will] continue to grow throughout the semester,” she said.

The university has seen record double-digit growth over the last three years.

The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley is reporting a modest 2 percent increase in student enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year.