Oregon State expects record freshman enrollment

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State University expects to have its largest freshman class in school history this fall.

University officials said that will boost total enrollment to nearly 24,000 students with about 70 percent of the incoming freshmen from within the state.

Oregon State set an enrollment record last year with 21,969 students.

The numbers mark a turnaround for Oregon State, where enrollment fell to 13,784 in 1996.

Official fall term enrollment numbers will be released by the Oregon University System by mid-November, after assessment of numbers at the end of the fourth week of classes.