VANCOUVER, Wash. — Spring semester enrollment at Washington State University Vancouver shows continued growth. The number of students on campus has increased 3.9 percent from spring 2001. This semester 1,645 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate offerings. Full-time equivalent (FTE) totals also increased over last year to 1,107 — up 7.2 percent (74 FTEs) over spring 2001.
“As enrollment continues to grow it has been very exciting to see the number of campus and student activities increase,” said Nancy Youlden, director of student services. “There has been a strong interest and growth in extracurricular activities including our student government, publications and clubs which are helping to shape student life on campus.”
The physical campus continues to grow as well. The Multimedia Classroom building is more than 50 percent completed and will open in January 2003 for spring classes. At 49,000 gross square feet, the building will be the campus’ second largest facility. It will house administrative and faculty offices for the College of Liberal Arts, as well as 12 classrooms and instruction computer laboratories, individual and group study areas and a two-story student computing laboratory. Plans are also underway for construction of a campus sport court later this year.
WSU Vancouver has seen increasing enrollment since establishment in 1989.