The number of students attending classes on the campuses of Washington State University is up by 4.1 percent at the beginning of spring semester 2005 over comparable figures from last spring. Total spring enrollment is 21,894.

The Pullman, Vancouver, Tri-Cities and Spokane campuses all report increases in headcount enrollment and numbers of full-time equivalent (FTE) students — a measure of credit hours taken — according to the official 10th day enrollment statistics released by the university Jan. 31.

The Pullman campus reports 17,354 headcount and 17,331 FTEs. Those figures represent increases of 2.4 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, over spring 2004.

The largest rise among the WSU campuses was recorded at WSU Spokane, where spring enrollment is 1,448, up by 299 students, or 26 percent, over comparable figures from last spring. The number of FTEs at Spokane is 1,177, up 13.4 percent from spring 2004.

The Vancouver campus reports headcount enrollment of 1,895 and FTE enrollment of 1,337, up by 3.3 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively. At WSU Tri-Cities, spring headcount enrollment is 1,197 and FTE enrollment 683, increases of 8.4 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively, from last spring.