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PORTALES—Enrollment for the 2006 spring semester at Eastern New Mexico University is the highest it has been for a spring semester in 12 years. The current enrollment of 3,722 is the highest spring enrollment since 3,778 were enrolled in 1994.
This is the third consecutive year that spring enrollment has increased. It has gone from 3,297 in 2003, to 3,491 in 2004, to 3,692 in 2005, to the current number of 3,722.
Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president, said that he attributes the steady growth to the "efforts of Eastern's faculty and staff in showing prospective and current students personal attention, as well as Eastern's affordable tuition and academic reputation."
In addition, Gamble said that "Eastern's recruiting efforts have also been successful in attracting a number of students from Texas, who can attend Eastern for in-state tuition if they live within 135 miles of the school, as well as other out-of-state and international students."