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College Enrollment Up in State (Oct 23, 2010)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Preliminary enrollment figures for the current school year indicate the number of students at Oklahoma's colleges and university continues to rise.

The report released Thursday by state higher education regents indicate that overall enrollment at Oklahoma's public colleges and universities has increased by 3.3 percent from a year ago to 193,462.

Community colleges showed a 4.9 percent increase to 79,938 students. Two such schools, Connors State College in Warner and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, showed double-digit percentage increases.

The report noted that 22,192 students are enrolled at private colleges and universities, an increase of 1.2 percent.

Total enrollment at all levels is more than 215,000.

Chancellor Glen Johnson says the enrollment increases show the value Oklahomans place on earning a college degree.

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