GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Colorado Mesa University has topped 9,000 students for the first time. The enrollment for fall 2012 is 9,046 students as of the end of the day Tuesday.
That compares with fall 2011 census day enrollment of 8,844.
In addition to having more students enrolled, there are more students attending full time, CMU President Tim Foster said.
"We have seen a 4.7 percent increase in full-time students which results in a 3.7 percent increase in the total number of credit hours taken," he said.
Other highlights: The percentage of CMU students from ethnic minorities increased by 6.7 percent. The number of Hispanic students is up 5.5 percent compared with fall 2011. The number of students from out of state increased by slightly more than 5 percent with almost 1,100 students from other states now attending CMU. The number of international students grew from 24 to 42, a 75 percent increase.