Oklahoma State University business students returned to campus in strong numbers this fall despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Fall 2020 Spears School of Business enrollment increased 4 percent, or 202 students, for the Stillwater campus compared to fall 2019. Impressively, returning undergraduate enrollment at Stillwater was up nearly 5 percent based on numbers from Sept. 1.
“We are very pleased and grateful to see an increase in our enrollment numbers,” said Spears Business Dean Dr. Ken Eastman. “These are challenging times for students and their parents and we appreciate them choosing to continue their education with us. I give a lot of credit to our recruiting team, led by Shannon Ramsey, and advising group, led by Marissa McIntyre. They do a fantastic job of bringing the Power of Personal to our students.”
Several Spears Business programs are also experiencing strong enrollment growth with the School of Marketing and International Business growing by 79 students this semester, a 10 percent increase. Other undergraduate programs that saw an increase in enrollment for the fall were management, general business, economics and finance.
The graduate MBA program increased enrollment to 370 students from 304 last year led by an increase of 50 students in the online MBA program. Overall, Spears Business graduate programs increased enrollment by nearly 5 percent.
Spears Business enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students at both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses is 5,256 for the fall, a 2.4 percent increase from a year ago.
OSU announced that combined university enrollment at the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses increased 1.5 percent this fall and totals 24,405 students.
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