WSU greets largest freshman class ever

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University's Pullman campus is greeting its largest freshman class ever on Monday.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/ptQ6IN ) WSU is growing the school size by bringing in Washington state students. It expects to have 1,100 more in-state freshman at the Pullman campus than it did last year.

WSU is bucking a trend at almost every other four-year public college in Washington, where the number of freshmen is steady or shrinking. Only the University of Washington is expecting a bigger freshman class, but the increase is coming from out-of-state.

To accommodate the new students, WSU is hiring, adding both tenure-track professor positions and part-time instructors. It has added classes and reduced the requirements for some programs.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com