Aggie Ingeniero, November 2008

NMSU College of Engineering experiences significant enrollment increase

Enrollment numbers at all levels increased for the fall semester in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University.

The college has attained the highest freshman enrollment since 1990—the second largest on record.  For the fall 2008 semester, the college has 384 newly enrolled freshmen students, up from 332 one year ago—a 15.7 percent increase.  Overall enrollment increased by 8.9 percent to 2,231 with a 9.5 percent  increase in undergraduate enrollment to 1,799 and a 6.7 percent increase in the graduate enrollment to 432.

“Demand for engineers from the corporate, government and academia is at record levels based on the number of companies recruiting our students. More than 140 companies were seeking engineering and technology students at this fall’s career fair,” said College of Engineering Dean Steven P. Castillo. “We are working hard to meet their needs by attracting and retaining more talented students from high schools and other universities into our undergraduate and graduate programs.”

The College of Engineering also posted a 6.5 percent increase in student credit hours, a statistic that is tracked by the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

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