INDIANAPOLIS— Ivy Tech Community College has set a new enrollment record with 8.5 percent more students than during the fall semester.

The school says it counted 119,773 students statewide on Monday for its spring semester, about 9,400 more than it enrolled last August. Those figures show that the 23-campus system is continuing its fast growth as enrollment has gone up 39 percent since the start of the 2008-09 school year.

Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder says the school has been able to accommodate the growth by aggressively pursuing cost savings.

College enrollments have been going up across the state and country amid the recession.

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