28 September 2000

K-State Sets All-Time Enrollment Record

By Cheryl May

KSU News Service

Kansas State University is once again reporting an all-time record enrollment in the history of the university.
Total enrollment for fall 2000 is 21,929 students, compared with the previous record of 21,543, set last year.

Enrollment at the Manhattan campus is 21,003, compared with 20,620 a year ago. The Salina campus reported a
record enrollment of 926, up slightly from the previous record of 923, set last fall.

"This semester we also have a record number of new freshmen students enrolled," said K-State President Jon
Wefald. "It is clear that more and more of the state’s best and brightest want to come to K-State to be a part of
our winning team. Students are choosing K-State because of the high quality of our academic programs, our low
cost, and our friendly atmosphere. K-State is simply the No. 1 choice of the top Kansas high school students."

In a spring 2000 survey, students indicated they chose K-State because the university has high quality academic
programs, low cost, and a friendly campus.

New freshman enrollment is 3,308 at the Manhattan campus and 218 at the Salina campus, for a total of 3,526, up
from a year ago. A record number of new undergraduate students — freshmen and transfer students — is
enrolled at the Manhattan campus — 4,924, up more than a hundred over a year ago.

"Kansas State University has a culture of friendship and collegiality," said Pat Bosco, associate vice president
for institutional advancement and dean of student life. "It is a friendly university where faculty are approachable
and openness and helpfulness characterize interactions among students and faculty. I am delighted that so many
students have experienced and promoted the value of K-State’s atmosphere and the high quality of education
available here."