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Record Fall Enrollment Tops 9,000 for First Time

September 15, 2016

For the second year in a row, Angelo State University has posted a new record fall enrollment with a total of 9,601 students enrolled for the fall 2016 semester. This marks the first time ASU enrollment has surpassed 9,000 students.

Dr. Brian J. MayDr. Brian J. MayGraduate student enrollment reached 1,492, which is 257 more than the 1,235 grad students who enrolled last fall. This marks the 14th consecutive long semester in which the College of Graduate Studies has recorded a new enrollment high. 

Increases were also seen across the board in first-time student, freshman, sophomore, junior and senior enrollment, resulting in a total undergraduate headcount of 5,798 students this fall, up from the 5,411 enrolled in the fall of 2015. 

Another factor in the record enrollment is the 2,311 students enrolled through ASU’s dual credit program, up from 1,898 last fall. Students in more than 20 school districts throughout West Texas are earning both high school and ASU credit for courses taught on their high school campuses.   

The overall fall 2016 enrollment of 9,601 is up from 8,508 last fall. The enrollment totals were counted as of the 12th class day. 

ASU President Brian J. May said, “It’s exciting to see all the growth at Angelo State, which is a direct result of the concerted effort put forth by the entire ASU community. Both our traditional and innovative recruiting and retention strategies are generating consistent enrollment increases, we’ve hired a significant number of additional tenure-track faculty, and there is construction of new academic buildings on campus for the first time since 2005. This all bodes well for the future of Angelo State as we continue in our mission to provide the best possible university education and experience to our students.”