TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Officials at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are touting a new record number of applications from potential students.

According to an RHIT news release, the school received 4,400 applications by the November 1 “early action” deadline for students looking to attend in the fall of 2024.

The number reportedly represents a 50% increase from three years ago, and a 20% increase over last year’s numbers.

“This surge in interest is a reflection of Rose-Hulman’s well-established reputation as a top-tier institution in STEM education,” Vice President for Enrollment Management Tom Bear said. “Despite a nationwide trend of declining enrollment in higher education, there remains strong demand for the high-quality STEM education that Rose-Hulman provides. With state-of-the-art learning facilities and a strong emphasis on learning outcomes, Rose-Hulman is the perfect choice for students who want to succeed in STEM fields.”

While the early action deadline has passed, prospective students can still apply for the 2024-2025 school year until February 1, 2024. To apply, visit the RHIT website here.