Athens, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio University has announced a plan to boost its student population by nearly 4,000 within the next six years.
The 11 percent increase would be achieved mostly through gains in graduate, online and regional campus students.
University admissions chief Craig Cornell tells the Columbus Dispatch that having an enrollment plan is crucial for dealing with a likely state funding squeeze and keeping tuition affordable. The additional students sought under the plan unveiled Monday would provide the school with up to $3.2 million in revenue per year.
Ohio State University in September announced a similar goal, to boost enrollment by 4 percent or more by 2015.
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