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New Mexico State University sees spring enrollment growth

Spring semester enrollment at New Mexico State University is up by 5.2 percent from a year ago, to 22,479 students at the main campus and four branch campuses, said Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students Gladys De Necochea.

ent at the main campus rose by 3.3 percent, from 14,717 in the spring semester of 2003 to 15,202 this semester. Strong growth was seen in distance education programs, where enrollment nearly doubled from 557 students last spring to 1,097 this semester, and in graduate student enrollment, which increased by 11.7 percent from 3,031 last spring to 3,385 this semester.

"While spring enrollment is down from the fall, this is in keeping with national trends, which typically show a dip in the spring," De Necochea said. "Both fall and spring enrollments at NMSU this year represent sustained growth from the previous year."

All four branch campuses experienced growth. The Dona Ana Branch Community College in Dona Ana County is up by 8.1 percent, from 4,704 last spring to 5,086 this semester. Enrollment rose by 3.1 percent at NMSU-Alamogordo, from 1,740 to 1,794; by 11.9 percent at NMSU-Carlsbad, from 1,107 to 1,239; and by 10.6 percent at NMSU-Grants, from 576 to 637.

"Given our multi-campus structure, some students enroll in courses at more than one NMSU campus," De Necochea said. "The total unduplicated student enrollment for all campuses combined is 22,479."