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ENMU enrollment remains steady, bucks statewide trend

October 3, 2018

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University is defying downward enrollment trends at other campuses and is reporting the second-highest enrollment in its history.

The university recently reported a 2018 fall enrollment of 6,015. Although those enrollment numbers are flat from the year before, undergraduate student numbers rose to 4,706. The undergraduate numbers are a school record.

Graduate enrollment fell at Eastern New Mexico University by 119 to 1,309 from 1,428 last fall.

Declining enrollment has become common at colleges and universities across New Mexico and around the nation. University of New Mexico officials said the state’s flagship school has seen a 7 percent drop in students this year.

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