By The Associated Press

Arizona State University's downtown Phoenix campus has set a record for the number of students enrolled for the fall semester,

The university says nearly 10,000 students are now enrolled, nearly 600 more than last fall. The campus has grown each year since opening with about 3,000 students in 2006.

The Arizona Republic reports ASU plans to expand its downtown presence more by bringing in another college and increasing its relationship with the nearby Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

That campus includes the University of Arizona College of Medicine and programs from Northern Arizona University.

Enrollment at the youngest ASU campus already is higher than both the West and Polytechnic campuses.

ASU is converting the old U.S. Post Office on Central Avenue into a student union.