Sacramento State will admit approximately 3,000 more students than originally expected for the Spring 2011 semester following an enrollment increase announced by the California State University Chancellor's Office.
"The decision allows us to move forward with what we do best: Educate as many students as possible given the financial constraints we face," Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez says.
Statewide, the CSU will admit up to 30,000 qualified applicants for the Winter and Spring 2011 terms. The new enrollment target for Sacramento State also reflects the increase announced earlier this month that was prompted by stimulus funding awarded to the CSU from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Sacramento State will begin sending acceptance letters soon to qualified applicants who applied for Spring 2011 admission.
The CSU has seen massive cuts in state support over the last two years and was forced to address the reduction in funding through the use of employee furloughs, enrollment cuts and increased student fees.
The governor's proposed budget includes the first restoration of state funding to the CSU since 2007 with $305 million to restore a one-time cut and an additional $60.6 million to fund further enrollment expansion.
For more information, visit www.calstate.edu/pa/News/2010/release/Winter_Spring2011.shtml. For media assistance, contact Sacramento State's Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.