Sep 26, 2013 5:03 PM by Andy Koen
COLORADO SPRINGS - A record 10,598 students enrolled at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs for the fall 2013 semester, breaking last year's record by 821 students. This fall's student body also broke records for headcount, credit hours, and size of the freshman class.
"We are pleased that a record number of students are choosing UCCS," said Homer Wesley, vice chancellor of Student Success and Enrollment Management. "I appreciate the effort of faculty and staff who continue to provide a very personal level of support for students."
Wesley also credits increases in student retention in helping boost the numbers in this record setting semester.
UCCS students hail from almost every state in the US expect for Arkansas. Engineering students made up the largest increase in credit hours at 16 percent, followed closely by Nursing and Health Sciences at 15.9 percent.
The School of Public Affairs (14.2 percent), College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (7.4 percent), College of Education (3.8 percent) and College of Business (2.4 percent) also experienced gains in enrollment.
The campus is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation and offers 37 bachelor's degrees, 19 master's and five doctoral degrees.