ASC anticipates large enrollment increase

(06-23-2009)

With the fall semester two months off, Adams State College reports an increase in undergraduate enrollment of more than 14 percent. As of June 19, undergraduate enrollment was 1,359, up 169 students from this point last year, according to Adams State Provost Michael Mumper. Those figures include a 10 percent increase in enrollment by out-of-state students.

Applications from prospective freshmen are up 14 percent from last year, with admissions up 9 percent, according to Adams State Director of Admissions Eric Carpio. In addition, transfer student applications are up 31 percent, with admissions up 37%.

This continues a trend set in Adams State's current Summer Session, with enrollment at 858 students, an increase of 12 percent over last year. The total includes 485 undergraduates and 373 graduate students.

Undergraduate summer enrollment is up more than 16 percent, with an even greater increase in student credit hours: 27.5 percent.

Summer graduate enrollment was boosted by Adams State's new Master of Business Administration program, with 37 students who recently participated in the program's inaugural four-day residency. The remainder of the two-year MBA course work is offered online for the convenience of working professionals in any location.

MBA Program Director Liz Thomas said applications are being accepted for a potential cohort to begin this fall; a minimum of 25 students is necessary. A spring cohort will definitely be enrolled. For more information on the MBA, contact Thomas at 719-587-7477.

By Julie Waechter