Early numbers indicate enrollment is up this fall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Preliminary figures peg Fairbanks campus enrollment at over 5,100, up 61 students from this time last year. University spokeswoman Marmian Grimes says numbers have yet to settle out, but the trend is toward an uptick.
Grimes says growth in natural sciences, may be tied to the $88 million Life Sciences facility currently under construction.
Grimes says if you look at UAF system wide and include five rural campuses and distance education programs, enrollment is currently at 7,890, an over 6 percent increase from last year, but she stresses numbers are not finalized until later in the month. University of Alaska Anchorage system early enrollment is at over 18,300, up 1.9 percent compared to this time last year.
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