MISSOULA — Summer enrollment at a Montana university has increased for the second straight year, reaching its highest number of students since 2014.
The Missoulian reported Monday that the University of Montana announced that 3,025 students paid for summer courses this year, 3% more than last summer’s 2,945 students.
University officials say they expect a higher figure once each student pays and a final count is released at the end of the month.
Students say summer classes offer smaller class sizes and more course assistance from professors, and help students reach target graduation dates.
Officials say despite a summer enrollment increase, academic-year enrollment remains a priority after dropping by 33.5% since 2011.
Officials say overall fall enrollment is expected to drop again this year, but the freshmen class will be bigger.