Over the last decade, college enrollment throughout the country has been falling. However that hasn’t stopped Lake Superior State University from more than doubling the number of admission applications it’s received this year.
LSSU hasn’t seen a spike in enrollment applications like this in at least ten years.
As of last month, the school had received nearly 2500 applications for fall admission. Last year they had received just over 1200. That’s an increase of over 107 percent.
Kellie Greener is the interim director of admissions at LSSU. She said there are a couple factors behind the increase.
“We’ve eliminated the barrier of an application fee so our application is now free for anyone who wants to apply, and then secondly we have changed a little bit of direction in terms of admissions marketing so reaching out to perspective seniors for the fall of 2018.”
Greener said LSSU plans to continue the new strategies and turn applications into students for the fall.