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The Education Pipeline  

HIGHER EDUCATION

Preliminary Fall Enrollment
Freshmen are not the only driver of enrollment numbers, as adults returning to school and the retention of freshmen and sophomores also play a major role in enrollment. Despite the decline in traditional incoming freshman students from high school for the 2008-09 school year, total enrollment was near historic highs as fall 2009 total enrollment in Oklahoma’s public higher education system was 187,676, a 5.8 percent increase from the previous fall.

Bar graph showing preliminary fall enrollment. 2007-08: 177,436. 2008-09: 177,385. 2009-10: 187,676. Source: OSRHE Fall Preliminary Enrollment.



OSUIT student
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