Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City added 110 class sections to its fall schedule to accommodate student population growth, school officials said.
There were 7,200 students enrolled at the university Tuesday, compared to 6,033 a year ago.
The arts and science and human resources divisions increased by 24 percent, and the science and engineering division had a 43 percent increase in enrollment from fall 2008.
“When the economy is bad, people go back to school,” Larry Edwards, vice president of academic affairs, said in a news release.
Edwards said the increase in enrollment also can be attributed to the university’s “buy two get one free” scholarship campaign.
If students commit to the university for two semesters, they will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, fees and textbooks for their third semester.
Classes at OSU-OKC began Monday.