OSU meets the needs of growing student population



CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — When students return to Oregon State University on Monday, they’ll see longer lines and that competition for everything from classes to parking place has intensified.

This is expected to be another record enrollment year at OSU with 24,000 students expected.

OSU’s enrollment has grown slowly over its 142-year history, but the pace has increased dramatically in the past three years.

The anticipated 9.2-percent jump from fall 2009’s record 21,969 students would put OSU on track for OSU

The seven public colleges and universities that comprise the Oregon University System also are seeing vigorous growth. Between 1999 and 2009, the Oregon University System saw enrollment increase from 67,347 to 91,580. That’s a 26 percent jump. Higher ed officials expect to see more than 93,000 students in the system this year.


Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com