Spring fling: NAU enrollment continues upward trend

Northern Arizona University recorded a total enrollment of 19,095 students in Flagstaff and at sites throughout Arizona, about 5.5 percent higher than spring 2006.

“Our spring enrollment continues the pattern we discovered in the fall,” said NAU President John Haeger. “Thanks to the hard work of our faculty, staff and students, we continue to attract students who recognize the quality of Northern Arizona University.”

In fall 2006, NAU recorded the largest enrollment in its 107-year history, with a student population of 20,562, a 7.8 percent increase over the previous fall. The student population normally declines from fall to spring semester, and this spring NAU retained 93 percent of its fall count.

Numbers for spring 2007 show an increase in all ethnic categories over spring 2006 with the biggest increases among African-American students showing a 21.7 percent increase and Latino students showing a 10.3 percent increase. International students increased 15.5 percent over last year.

NAU’s total spring enrollment on the Flagstaff campus is 12,340, with online and statewide enrollment, including the NAU-Yuma branch campus, at 6,755.

NAU recorded 13,453 undergraduate students, compared to 12,665 last spring, a 6.2 percent increase. The number of graduate students is up 3.8 percent at 5,642 compared to 5,437 last spring.

The full report, including a breakdown of individual colleges and class levels, can be found atwww.nau.edu/pair.