KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Enrollment is up this year at some small east Tennessee colleges, despite a national trend that is seeing fewer students sign up for higher education classes.
Maryville College reported 349 freshmen this fall, an 11.5 percent increase over last year's enrollment.
Other regional schools, including Carson-Newman University, Johnson University and King University also reported growth in enrollment for the fall semester.
Nationally, enrollment across all colleges and universities dropped slightly, about 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to fall 2012 enrollment numbers from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Carson-Newman saw a 6 percent growth in its freshman class and Johnson University had roughly 7 percent growth.
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