(STILLWATER, Oklahoma, Feb. 1, 2022) — Oklahoma State University’s spring enrollment numbers are trending upward. 


OSU’s spring enrollment is up 253 students compared to last spring, bringing the total to 22,915. Also, OSU welcomed 117 freshman students and 567 transfer students, making this the largest freshman spring class in OSU history and the largest new student class in the past decade.


“This university is a beacon for bright minds seeking a transformative educational experience,” said OSU President Kayse Shrum. “We are proud to welcome more Cowboys to the Cowboy family, and, most importantly, to help them achieve their dreams and make a positive impact on the world through their research, scholarship and service.” 


 Karen Chen, interim vice president for enrollment management, echoed Shrum’s excitement. 


“It’s an exciting time at OSU,” she said. “While enrollment numbers are trending downward nationally, OSU’s enrollment numbers are growing. OSU is a welcoming community and offers students a life-changing academic springboard and the opportunity to engage in public impact research. The current OSU enrollment trend is a reflection of the quality of our academic programs, our dedicated faculty and staff, visionary leadership and the cornerstone of the Cowboy family — our students.”