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Drury sets enrollment record

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Drury University has hit a semester enrollment record of 5,625 students, mirroring similar trends in other area higher education institutions.

The school's census, released Sept. 27, showed 1,631 traditional undergraduates; 3,457 undergraduate College of Graduate and Continuing Studies students; and 537 students enrolled in graduate programs, according to a Drury news release.

"Even in a difficult economic environment, students continue to see the value that a Drury education will bring them while they’re here on campus and long after they’ve graduated,” Drury President Todd Parnell said in the release. “Everyone at Drury has done a good job of communicating that value and benefit over the last year and we see the rewards of that effort in the new enrollment numbers.”

Springfield's other large universities - Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College and Evangel University - all have also hit enrollment increases this semester, according to Springfield Business Journal coverage.

School officials attribute the multi-college enrollment increases to the competitive job market, according to the SBJ article.

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