Lamar University released its official Spring 2015 enrollment figure of 14,052 students today.

“These numbers are all-time records for the university,” said Kevin Smith, senior associate provost. “Lamar is up 4.58 percent in headcount and 2.03 percent in credit hours compared to last spring.”

“We have set an all-time spring record in semester credit hours reaching 149,369,” Smith said.

Headcount growth was especially noteworthy in computer science, up 95 students or 170 percent, social work and criminal justice, up 67 students or 10 percent, counseling/special populations up 206 students or 17 percent, and all of the engineering fields grew 380 students or 23 percent, according to Smith.

“Most of this growth was at the master’s level and in the online programs,” Smith said.

“Compared to last spring, semester credit hour growth was most dramatic across the engineering departments, primarily in the master’s programs, which grew 42.6 percent,” Smith said.

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