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WSU Enrollment, Credit Hours Down From Last Year

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Numbers from a census taken on the 20th day of classes at Wichita State University show a decrease in enrollment and credit hours students are taking this semester.

Preliminary reports filed Monday compare this year's enrollment and credit hours taken by students to those of last year. This semester, enrollment at WSU decreased by close to 500 students, or about 3.3 percent. Students are also taking 2.3 percent fewer credit hours overall.

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Credit WSU Office of Planning and Analysis

In June, the Kansas Board of Regents approved tuition hikes at state universities. Tuition and fees increased 3.6 percent for this school year. For Wichita State, the increase was about $7.00 per credit hour, raising the tuition for a full-time in-state undergraduate student by about $105 per semester.

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