Ball State University says enrollment is up more than 2.5 percent for the 2015 fall semester. The Muncie school says online enrollment jumped nearly 15 percent.
BSU is reporting 21,196 students for fall 2015, compared to 20,655 in 2014. It says new student enrollment is up 6.3 percent, graduate enrollment is up 8.3 percent and undergraduate transfers are up 6.6 percent.
In a release from Ball State, President Paul Ferguson said, "We are very pleased with the growth and quality of our overall enrollment. This, combined with our retention and graduation rates, is a strong reflection of the high quality academic programs and career preparation available to our remarkable Ball State students."
Ferguson says, as part of the school’s Centennial Commitment effort, it will be "continuing to evaluate our overall enrollment management plan."