ENMU spring enrollment highest in 12 years

Eastern New Mexico University’s 2006 spring semester enrollment is at its highest point in 12 years, according to a university press release. The current enrollment is 3, 722. That’s up from 3,692 in 2005 and 3,491 in 2004.

ENMU media relations director Wendel Sloan said one reason the figures are higher is the university has increased enrollment for “distance” education students through Internet and television courses.

ENMU president Steven Gamble said affordable tuition also helped and “efforts of Eastern’s faculty and staff in showing prospective and current students personal attention.”

Sloan said ENMU’s tuition is lower than at any university in Texas, which also accounts for increased enrollment. He said the current instructor to student ratio is 17:1, and if the enrollment rose enough to warrant hiring more instructors, the university would hire more instructors.