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September 27, 2012|By Robert Marin | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(TOPEKA, Kan.) — Enrollment is up at the 32 public universities, community colleges and technical colleges in Kansas this fall.

The Kansas Board of Regents released new numbers Thursday, showing enrollment at state higher learning institutions at 188,694 students. Enrollment is up 458 students since Fall 2011.

The biggest increases happened at community and technical colleges. Wichita Area Technical College had 2,677 students, a 25.33% increase from last Fall. Northwest Kansas Technical College had 561 students, up 18.6% over last year. 

A number of community colleges also saw enrollment increases. The biggest jumps happened at Garden City Community College, which had a 10.28% enrollment jump, and Hutchinson Community College, which had a 10.77% increase.

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Overall enrollment was down .15% for the seven public universities. The biggest drop was for the University of Kansas. Several universities did see individual increases, the biggest were for Fort Hays State University and Kansas State University.

Click here or on the related link for the full enrollment report for all schools from the Kansas Board of Regents.

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