BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University has more than 15,000 students enrolled for the first time in the school's 120-year history.

President Waded Cruzado says the future is bright and wonderful things are happening at the school.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports ( ) that Cruzado made the comments during a speech Wednesday on the state of the university to more than 200 professors, staff and students.

Cruzado says the university has hired more than 46 new faculty members, and that students have won prestigious awards.

Cruzado also noted new projects that include the Blackstone Entrepreneurship center and Jabs Hall that will be the new home for the College of Business.