UA third in Az spring enrollment growthby The Arizona Republic on Apr. 17, 2008, under Education, Local, Special
Spring enrollment at all three state universities increased slightly over last year.
Enrollment is up 3 percent, to 114,645, in the state university system, which includes Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
NAU had the largest percentage growth in undergraduate enrollment, with 8 percent. ASU had the largest percentage growth in graduate students, with 6 percent.
UA has the smallest overall percentage increase of 1.6 percent.
Spring semester usually has fewer students enrolled than fall for a variety of reasons. Some students graduate in the academic midyear while others drop out or take a semester off.
Fall enrollment was a record, with nearly 123,000 students. Enrollment usually grows every year at ASU, which is one of the largest public universities in the United States. UA and NAU haven’t always had increases every year.