Another state university is reporting a crowded campus.There’s been much debate over whether education at the three state universities in Iowa costs too much. Phil Patton, the Registrar at the University of Northern Iowa, says it would be hard to prove by the numbers in Cedar Falls. Patton says they hit their fourth straight year of record enrollment, and broke the 14-thousand level for the first time ever. He says the increase was spread out across the school.He says they’ve had increases in new transfer students, graduate students and in returning undergrads. Patton says the numbers are an indication the students like the service they’re getting.The U-N-I enrollment figures follow the announcement last week of a second straight year of record enrollment at Iowa State University in Ames. The University of Iowa will release its enrollment figures later today. The State Board of Regents is contemplating a double-digit increase in tuition, and Patton says they’ll know the impact of that move later this year.The bulk of admission applications for next fall will come in before Christmas. U-N-I’s fall enrollment was 14-thousand-70, an increase of 296 students. I-S-U’s enrollment was 27-thousand-823, an increase of 978 over 2000.
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