CSI Student Numbers Up, Headed Toward 10,000


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The enrollment numbers are finally in for the College of Southern Idaho's fall semester. They've seen a slight increase from this time last year.

While some years CSI has had to scramble to keep up with increased enrollment, this year they've seen a small but manageable increase of just under two percent.

CSI Spokesman Doug Maughan says, "We're at just a little bit over 9300 students. That's about 150 more than we had at this time last year. We're very pleased about that. That increase can be attributed to a rise in the number of dual credit students at 62 high schools all around the state."

Maughan says more than 1800 juniors and seniors in Idaho are taking more than 2500 dual credits. Here in Magic Valley, those include a total of 600 students from Twin Falls and Canyon Ridge High Schools, 250 students from Burley and Minico, and 100 students each from Jerome and Kimberly.

Maughan says, "Students who are taking dual credit at high schools around the state are saving a collective $300,000 in CSI tuition costs, and over $1,300,000 in University of Idaho, Boise State University, or Idaho State University costs.

Maughan says CSI is very pleased to be able to serve as many students as they are. He says sometime in the next couple of years, the number of CSI students will probably break the 10,000 mark.

Oct. 15, 2012.

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