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January 31, 1997

Purdue WL spring enrollment 32,612

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Spring enrollment at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus is 32,612, up 613 students compared to spring 1996.

Marlesa A. Roney, registrar, said 493 more undergraduate students are enrolled at West Lafayette compared to last spring. There are 26,342 undergraduates, of whom 6,794 are freshman, compared with 6,516 first-year students enrolled last spring.

The Graduate School enrollment decreased by two from a year ago to 5,844 students. The number of students seeking advanced degrees in pharmacy and pharmacal science increased by 117 students this year to 175, mostly because many students previously classified as undergraduates now are classified as advanced-degree students. Enrollment in the veterinary medicine professional program is up five students from 246 last year.

Systemwide enrollment for spring is estimated at 59,764 students, up 405 from spring 1996. Final enrollment figures from regional Purdue campuses are expected in February. Systemwide figures include students at West Lafayette, Purdue Calumet, Purdue North Central, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Statewide Technology and West Lafayette Extension.

Fall enrollment at the West Lafayette campus was up 471 student from the previous year, and systemwide enrollment was up 328 students from the fall of 1995.

CONTACT: Roney, (765) 494-6133.

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