West Virginia University set a new enrollment record for the fall semester, university officials announced Monday.
WVU announced total enrollment of 29,706 students this semester, an increase of 90 over this time last year.
The increase came as WVU tied its own record for the largest freshman class ever. The new freshman class of 5,135 students matched the total in 2008.
WVU was one of six schools in the state to see enrollment gains this fall, according to new data from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
Bluefield State College, Concord University, Glenville State College, West Liberty University and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine all reported gains from 0.3 to 2.2 percent.
The student population also became more diverse this year, with an 11.3 percent increase in international students and 9.4 percent increase in African American students.
The university also reported freshman enrollment from Big 12 Conference states - Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas - increased 20 percent to 18 students.
Graduate enrollment also increased 1.6 percent, or 52 students. WVU now has 3,240 students seeking graduate-level degrees.
President Jim Clements said the university was pleased to see the increases, particularly in international and minority enrollment.