TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana State University will see a near record amount of students this school year.
School leaders say numbers haven't been this big for 40 years.
University officials announced Wednesday 12,448 students are enrolled for fall classes.
That's just below 1972's around 13,000 students.
School leaders say more students are returning after their freshman year.
“This year we came within three of hitting the mark that we hit last year, so if it would have been four students higher, this would have been the largest class in the history of the university,” John Beacon, VP of enrollment said.
University officials say the increase of students creates a demand for new housing.
Construction is underway to open additional student housing in 2014.
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