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FSU sees enrollment jump in Hagerstown

December 16, 1997

FSU sees enrollment jump in Hagerstown

Enrollment at Frostburg State University's Hagerstown Center has climbed to 407 students, the school's third highest enrollment ever, school officials said.

School officials attributed the increase, about 10 over last year, to several factors, including a general feeling among workers that a graduate degree is becoming more important.

Another factor is the school's ability to offer a wide variety of graduate degree programs.

"We are especially pleased at having so much of an increase at this point in time because colleges usually decline in enrollments when unemployment rates are low, as they are now," said center Director James Shaw.

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Among the figures, graduate enrollments increased by 42 while undergraduate enrollments decreased by 6.

Shaw said he expects enrollments to grow at both levels as the center adds programs, such as a criminal justice study program being offered in collaboration with Hagerstown Junior College and the University of Baltimore.

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