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Colorado State University sees growing enrollment

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 08:38:29-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado State University has set a new record for enrollment this fall, surpassing more than 33,000 students for the first time ever.

The Coloradoan reports that a university news release says there are 33,200 students this year. The school also reported record-setting figures for freshmen enrollment, with more than 5,000 students. That marks a nearly 6 percent increase from the previous freshman class size record set last year.

CSU Provost Rick Miranda says in a statement that the school has strived to provide quality education at a low cost for students. He says "students are graduating in record numbers."

About 45 percent of students graduate from CSU in four years, while nearly 70 percent graduate within six years of starting at the school.

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