Southeast Missouri State Expecting Big Freshman Class
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Southeast Missouri State officials are predicting a possible record freshman enrollment this fall. The Cape Girardeau-based university estimates that more than 17-hundred freshmen will enroll for the 2007-08 semester, slightly more than the record set two years ago. The university credits a stronger push in the St. Louis area and southern Illinois as a big reason for the increase. Also, the university is opening its new River Campus, focusing on the arts, this fall. The record enrollment is prompting the university to turn three of its five fraternity and sorority halls into freshman housing and construct a new complex for the Greek-letter organizations.