Staff report


The’re breaking records at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.


The school reports that it had 4,744 students enroll for the 2020 spring semester - the largest enrollment ever recorded for a spring semester in the university’s 111-year history.


That number represents a 13.1 percent increase in head count over spring 2019 as well as an 8.7 percent increase in student credit hours over the same time.


“We are encouraged by the fact our enrollment continues to trend upward,’’ said Southeastern Interim President Bryon Clark. “There are several factors that come into play, including offering quality academic programs that are both affordable and convenient for a broad range of students.”


Significant growth was experienced among adult online learners and online graduate programs in the Education, including School Counseling, Special Education, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, as well as Sports Administration.


“It is also important that we provide the specific programs that students need to acquire the knowledge necessary to ultimately achieve their career goals and aspirations,” Clark said.


The spring total was just shy of the fall 2019 semester enrollment number of 4,824 students, which is also a record for Southeastern.