Students like the downtown Arizona State University campus. Enrollment is up 42-percent.
The Arizona Republic, reporting ASU figures, shows slightly more than 7,000 students took at least one class in downtown Phoenix this fall, up for 4,900 in the fall of 2008.
ASU's Vice President for Public Affairs Virgil Renzulli said all of the programs located downtown experienced growth.
Other positive moves include the light-rail system running between the Tempe and Phoenix campuses, the Taylor Place dorms second tower and a $29 million nursing-school addition near the Arizona Center.