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Students: Enrollment Up

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The college crush continues. According to the U.S. Office of Education, 5,967,411 students are enrolled in the nation’s colleges and universities this academic year, an increase of 12.2% over 1964 totals. Freshman enrollment last fall was up 18%, reflecting the fact that 45% of 1965’s graduating high school seniors continued on to college.

One result of the increase is that the nation’s big schools are getting bigger. The ten largest universities, in terms of full-time enrollment, and their percentage growth over last year:

Percent of increase California 76,921 14.8 City University of New York 50,288 5.5 Minnesota 42,178 9.8 Wisconsin 38,920 14.8 Ohio State 35,804 9.4 Illinois 34,781 12.6 Michigan State 33,357 23.0 Indiana 30,977 18.2 Missouri 26,605 18.1 Michigan 26,416 7.2

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