Indiana State enrollment hits 42-year peak

(WTHI Photo, file)
(WTHI Photo, file)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University officials say the school’s enrollment has surpassed 13,000 students for the first time in 42 years.

School officials tell the Tribune-Star that improved retention of students helped boost the school’s enrollment to 13,183 the fall semester. It’s the sixth year in a row of overall enrollment increases and the highest enrollment since 1972 .

The university says it has a record number of 2,739 new freshmen and 2,302 graduate students. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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