Despite a still-struggling economy, CSU’s total student enrollment for this semester increased by 1.6 percent over last year, resulting in record high enrollment numbers for the fall semester.
Including 4,285 new freshmen, the university now hosts 25,413 students, including 21,204 undergraduates, 3,671 graduate students and 538 veterinary medicine professional students, a press release said.
Freshman enrollment is down by just more than 100.
About 1,000 of the freshmen enrollees are from outside Colorado, and 25 percent of them are first generation college students. In the press release, Executive Director of Admissions Jim Rawlins said more than 15 percent of freshman come from ethnically diverse backgrounds and 18 percent are eligible for Pell Grants.
Enrollment was highest for majors in the engineering, natural resources and natural sciences colleges.
CSU’s sibling school CU-Boulder experienced a similar growth trend, also witnessing a total enrollment increase of 1.6 percent and mild reduction in undergraduate freshman enrollment, according the university’s Web site.
CU-Boulder has a total 30,196 degree-seeking students enrolled for the fall.
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