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October 3, 2005

Enrollment holds steady, while undergrads grow

Undergraduate enrollment at Sacramento State is on the rebound, showing a 3 percent increase in first-year and transfer students. And overall enrollment held steady from 2004, with a decline of only 40 students, or one-tenth of a percentage point. Total headcount is 27,932.

The University also saw gains in the number of African American students enrolled—up nearly 11 percent overall and 26 percent among undergraduates. Undergraduate enrollment among Asian students and Filipino students increased 11 percent, while Hispanic enrollment increased nearly 8 percent for undergrads and 7 percent overall.

A trend that has continued this year is that students are taking more courses. Full-time equivalent or FTE enrollment has risen from 22,091 in 2004 to 22,242 this fall. Among the Colleges that saw an up-tick in FTE are Health and Human Services, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

An area that actually saw a downturn in students was in those attending Sacramento State on foreign visas. A combination of circumstances, including competition from colleges in other countries, lingering affects of federal restrictions on international student visas, and CSU limitations on non-resident enrollment has dealt a blow. As of the Sept. 27 census, student enrollment of students on foreign visas was down more than 40 percent, though that could end up being less severe as the semester goes on.

Applications for spring and fall 2006 are currently being accepted, and the University is aggressively recruiting.

For more, click on “Admissions” on the campus homepage at


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