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University Of Oregon Says Incoming Class Sets Record

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon says it has set a record for the largest number of first-year students on the opening day of the fall term.

Credit University of Oregon

The school says more than 4,500 first-year students came to campus this fall. That breaks the record by about 300. It’s also an increase of 8.5 percent over last year.

The university also says the incoming class set records for the school in both high school grade-point-average and average SAT scores.

Full enrollment numbers won’t be announced for another few weeks at the U of O and the state’s other public universities. It comes as the higher ed system in Oregon has experienced a multi-year decline in enrollment.

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Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”