Snow College has a record fall-quarter enrollment of 1,872 students - a 36 percent increase in just the past three years.
This year's enrollment figure is 138 students over last year's total and 328 more than just two years ago.Nearly 1,800 of those are full-time equivalent students, meaning they are taking at least 12 credit hours. That is significant because state funding for Snow College is based on its number of full-time students. Officials said the enrollment increase should trigger badly needed additional funding.
"One of the biggest challenges of dealing with the enrollment growth was finding housing for all the new students," said Snow President Gerald J. Day.
The community around the college has absorbed the majority of the increase in students. "We hope the increase in enrollment will bring some economic benefits to the community," Day said.