JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s enrollment has increased by 40 more students this year, but the university has fewer first-time undergraduates and first-year international students.

The Jonesboro Sun reports the university enrollment for the fall is up to nearly 14,130 compared to the nearly 14,090 students enrolled in fall 2016.

The university has 217 fewer first-time freshman this year compared to last year. The school’s new international student enrollment also dropped 75 percent.

Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said in a statement that the university appreciates “the rise in concurrent, online and graduate students, plus the addition of our new students.” But she said the decline in the number of traditional incoming students is an issue that needs to be addressed.


Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com