The Kansas Board of Regents says a 13 percent rise in fall enrollment at the six technical colleges helped drive a slight increase in students attending the state's public institutions of higher education.
The board released preliminary figures Thursday showing fall enrollment at the 32 universities, community colleges and technical colleges up by 458 from last September, to roughly 188,700.
Combined enrollment at the seven Regents universities was down by 152 students from the fall of 2011. The University of Kansas reported slightly less than 28,000 students at its campuses. Kansas State University was the second-largest with slightly more than 24,000 students.
Fall enrollment at Kansas' 19 community colleges was down by 150 students from last year.