By: Wes Wallace
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Nationwide, enrollment numbers are up on most college campuses. This fall Southeast Missouri State University expects to follow that trend. "More and more, college students want to stay close to home, within about a hundred miles," says Debbie Below, Director of Enrollment and Admissions at Southeast.
That's good news for parents who don't want their kids going off to school far away, and it's good news for Southeast, as it's becoming a very regional draw. "It's a beautiful campus, plus it's not too big and not too small," says Heather Sherman, a prospective student from O'Fallon, IL.