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Autumn Semester at UM Brings Another Enrollment Record

Total headcount enrollment for autumn semester 2011 at The University of Montana has set another all-time record.

According to the UM Registrar’s Office, autumn semester enrollment stands at 15,669, which is 27 more than the previous record set a year ago.

“Our strong enrollment figures demonstrate that the ongoing need for quality higher education – especially in a down economy – continues unabated,” UM President Royce C. Engstrom said. “Increasingly, people recognize the importance of higher education for their future.”

Most of the increase was at UM’s College of Technology in Missoula and the Bitterroot College Program in Hamilton. Those two entities together saw a headcount enrollment surge of 359.

"The newly available and very popular option for area students to earn an Associate of Arts degree at the College of Technology has been a significant contributing factor to the enrollment increase at UM’s two-year campus,” Engstrom said.

UM saw a drop in full-time equivalent resident students attending UM, but the number of nonresident student FTEs jumped 70.48, and distance-learning FTEs increased 8.05 above autumn semester 2010.