Ricks College enrollment hits new high

Ricks College announced all-time enrollment records for fall semester 1993.

The two-year, Church-owned college is experiencing a capacity enrollment this semester with 8,217 students, an increase of 274 over the 7,943 who attended this time last year.The final enrollment count is higher than college officials expected. Brent Kinghorn, community services vice president, emphasized: "The enrollment ceiling is 7,500 students. We will continue to adjust our admission procedures to reach that goal."

There are several reasons why this semester's numbers are higher than anticipated, he explained.

Earlier this summer, enrollment figures, based on completed applications, reflected a slower than normal registration. This led college officials to believe that fall enrollment would be lower than its 7,500 ceiling. At that time, additional students were admitted in an effort to offset this decline, Brother Kinghorn said.

However, by late summer the college experienced a large increase of last-minute registrations from continuing students.

The college has accommodated this fall's large number of students by scheduling additional late afternoon and evening classes.

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