Mixed enrollment results were reported Friday by public Kansas colleges and universities, according to a news release from the Kansas Board of Regents.
Seeing increases in enrollment were Fort Hays State University, 3 percent; the University of Kansas, .1 percent; and Wichita State University, 4 percent. Washburn University, Topeka, reported an increase of 1.4 percent.
Decreases were reported by Kansas State University, 4.1 percent; Emporia State University. 2.6 percent; and Pittsburg State University, 2.7 percent. In a news release, a K-State official cited fewer students from Kansas attending any college, and fewer international students studying in the United States.
The University of Kansas Medical Center reported an increase of 1.3 percent compared to last fall.
In all, the six state universities reported an overall decrease of 239 students, or .25 percent, compared to the previous fall.
The preliminary fall enrollment figures for the universities were the University of Kansas, 28,447, including the University of Kansas Medical Center, 3,556; Kansas State University, 22,795; Fort Hays State University, 15,100; Wichita State University, 15,081; Pittsburg State University, 6,907; and Emporia State University, 5,732.
Among the 19 community colleges, Kansas City Kansas Community College reported an increase of 1.7 percent, or 102 more students; and Johnson County Community College reported a decrease of 2.7 percent, or 516 fewer students. Allen County Community College reported a 9 percent increase with 230 more students, while Independence (Kan.) Community College reported a decline of 15.1 percent in enrollment, or 159 fewer students. Barton County Community College reported a 7.8 percent decline, or 460 fewer students, while Butler Community College reported a 4.6 percent decline, or 431 fewer students.
Kansas City Kansas Community College reported an enrollment of 5,833, while Johnson County Community College reported an enrollment of 18,638.
In all, community college enrollment at the 19 institutions was down 1,502 students, or 2 percent.