FLORENCE – Francis Marion University announced a record fall enrollment of 4,187 today.
The fall 2011 total is an increase of 84 over the record enrollment of 4,103 in 1993. This fall’s enrollment has jumped by 155 students from the 4,032 from last fall, or about 3.7 percent.
“This increase in student enrollment reflects very positively on the university’s reputation and on the quality and accomplishments of our fine faculty,” said FMU President Luther F. Carter. “Of course, it’s the admissions staff who communicate all of this so successfully to prospective students. They’ve done a masterful job recruiting this year’s class.”
FMU draws students from all regions of the state, with 53 percent coming from the Pee Dee region. Ninety-five percent of its students come from 45 of the 46 counties in South Carolina.
The largest number of out-of-state students comes from North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, New York and Texas.
The largest number of international students come from Canada, Germany, France, India, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.