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Sept. 25, 2014MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Hastert

Northwest Enrollment On The Rise

Enrollment at Northwest Missouri State University is up 3.6 percent this fall; with 6,720 students enrolled. The total headcount consists of 5,491 undergraduate students and 1,229 gradute students.

Graduate enrollment increased 30 percent from the same time last year.

Northwest's first-time freshmen and international student numbers also saw an increase. The enrollment of international students saw an increase to 708 international students, a 98 percent increase from last fall. 

The headcount is also comprised of 1,297 first-time freshmen, up 3 percent from last year's headcount. Around 71 percent of Northwest's fall 2013 freshman class have returned to the University this fall, placing Northwest's retention rate above that of the national average.