Adams State College has smashed enrollment records for the third year in a row, and welcomed its largest freshman class in more than 40 years. Total enrollment as of the first day of classes for fall 2011 is 3,225, up almost 9 percent over last year, according to Dr. Michael Mumper, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Program Development.
Over the last four years, enrollment at Adams State has grown 34 percent, Mumper said. “We have experienced the second highest growth rate of all four-year institutions in the state.”
In 2009, Adams State’s enrollment grew a whopping 17.5 percent over the previous year, a record that was broken in 2010 by 2.9 percent. The previous enrollment record was set in 1970, during the Vietnam War.
Adams State President David Svaldi said: “Congratulations to Dr. Michael Mumper and all of the admissions and enrollment staff for their excellent work. Our faculty also deserve praise for their part in improving our undergraduate retention. Students universally praise their ASC professors for their caring approach.”