SEATTLE -

Despite a downward demographic shift in the number of kids graduating from high school, enrollment is up at three of Washington's six public universities this fall.

The University of Washington, Western Washington University and Eastern Washington University are all reporting increases in students. UW and Western also have their largest freshman classes ever. Washington State University, Central Washington University and the Evergreen State College are reporting small decreases in fall enrollment.

UW, Western and Eastern are reporting student number increases of about 900, 100 and 200 respectively.

WSU, Central and Evergreen have seen decreases of about 100, 200 and 90. So overall, about 800 more kids are studying at Washington universities this fall than in fall 2012.