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PORTALES—Enrollment for the fall semester at Eastern New MexicoUniversity in Portales is 4,052. This is the highest enrollment since1975 when 4,248 were enrolled. Friday, Sept. 16, was the officialcensus day for enrollment.
Enrollment is up 2.3 percent from the 2004 fall headcount of 3,959.
Dr.Steven Gamble, ENMU president, says, "We attribute the growth to theefforts of Eastern's faculty and staff, including the Graduate Schooland graduate coordinators, in showing prospective and current studentspersonal attention. Eastern's affordable tuition and academicreputation are well known and are keys to our enrollment success.
"Inaddition, Eastern's recruiting efforts have been successful inattracting a number of students from Texas, who can attend Eastern forin-state tuition if they live within 135 miles of the school. However,the great majority of our students are New Mexicans who live within 150miles of the campus.
"We are very pleased that students are recognizing the quality education they receive at Eastern at a very affordable price."
Dr. Gamble added that a thorough analysis of the figures is being compiled.