In Brief

Fall 2007

December 18, 2007


 

CSU Enrollments Are Still On the Rise

 

Graph showing rise in headcount and fte.

Chart A.Fall Term Enrollment and Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES) from Fall 1997 to Fall 2007

FTES represent the number of students that would be served if they all attempted a full-time course load.

 

The California State University enrollment in fall 2007 surpassed last yearís student headcount.The current enrollment figure of 433,017 students is 15,905 higher than the 417,112 students recorded in fall 2006.This represents an annual increase of 3.8 percent.

 

Higher fall enrollments occurred at all but one CSU campuses.The largest annual gains were at San Jose (up 2,302 students), San Diego (up 2,254 students), Long Beach (up 1,294 students), Fullerton (up 1,209 students), and San Luis Obispo (up 1,055 students). Other campuses with large annual gains were Pomona (up 967 students) and Northridge (up 886 students).†† The Systemís newest campus, Channel Islands, grew by 476 students.

 

Another way to gauge enrollments is to convert student headcounts into full-time equivalent students (FTES).In the past this was accomplished by dividing total student credit units attempted by 15, the normative workload for students pursuing a degree in 4 years.In spring 2006 the state approved a new formula for determining the FTE of graduate students (i.e., students seeking a master's or doctorate degree).Now 12 units attempted by graduate students equal one FTE.

However, for students seeking a baccalaureate or credential, the formula remained the same: 15 units attempted equal one FTE.

 

The current number of FTES is 357,746.Last yearís figure was 343,199; so the annual gain in FTES from the prior year is 14,547 or a 4.2 percent increase.Half of that gain is due to real growth and half is due to the new calculation for FTE.

 

The two graph lines in the chart displayed above illustrate the relationship between enrollment numbers and FTES, and they chart the enrollment trend from fall 1997 to fall 2007.Tables 1 and 2, shown on the following pages, list the exact systemwide numbers used to plot the lines and they list campus-specific numbers.

 

For the third year in a row, Fullerton recorded the highest campus enrollment for the system (37,130).  However, San Diego leads in FTES (31,178).  Long Beach and Northridge also continue to be two of the Systemís larger campuses, with headcount enrollment numbers quite similar to Fullerton.

 


 

 

Table 1.Selected Fall Term Enrollment in the California State University, from Fall 1997(1)

 

 

Campus

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Fullerton

24,906

25,675

27,167

28,381

30,357

32,143

32,592

32,744

35,040

35,921

37,130

Long Beach

27,809

28,637

30,011

30,918

33,259

34,566

34,715

33,479

34,547

35,574

36,868

San Diego

30,593

31,453

31,413

31,609

34,171

34,304

33,676

32,936

32,693

34,305

36,559

Northridge

27,653

27,203

27,947

29,066

31,448

32,070

33,426

31,341

33,243

34,560

35,446

San Jose

26,897

26,628

26,937

26,698

28,007

30,350

28,932

29,044

29,975

29,604

31,906

San Francisco

26,982

27,446

27,701

26,826

26,866

28,378

29,686

28,804

28,950

29,628

30,125

Sacramento

23,478

23,676

24,530

25,714

26,923

28,558

28,375

27,972

27,932

28,529

28,829

Fresno

18,113

18,101

18,321

19,056

20,007

21,272

22,342

19,781

20,371

22,098

22,383

Pomona

17,246

17,577

18,021

18,424

19,041

19,821

19,804

19,003

19,885

20,510

21,477

Los Angeles

19,160

19,732

19,783

19,593

20,675

21,099

20,637

20,307

20,034

20,565

21,051

San Luis Obispo

16,735

16,296

16,470

16,877

18,079

18,453

18,303

17,582

18,475

18,722

19,777

San Bernardino

13,280

13,600

14,280

14,909

15,985

16,341

16,927

16,194

16,431

16,479

17,066

Chico

14,247

14,983

15,261

15,912

16,704

16,246

15,516

15,734

15,919

16,250

17,034

East Bay

12,855

12,888

12,667

12,705

13,240

13,876

13,455

13,061

12,535

12,706

13,124

Dominguez Hills

10,704

12,054

12,524

12,848

12,871

13,504

13,248

12,613

12,357

12,068

12,082

San Marcos

4,678

5,025

5,739

6,256

6,496

7,678

7,777

7,365

7,502

8,734

9,159

Stanislaus

6,213

6,351

6,489

7,062

7,534

7,850

8,072

7,858

8,137

8,374

8,836

Sonoma

7,047

7,003

7,083

7,402

7,590

8,219

8,371

7,977

7,749

8,274

8,770

Humboldt

7,492

7,475

7,545

7,433

7,382

7,611

7,725

7,550

7,462

7,435

7,773

Bakersfield

5,717

5,594

6,210

6,397

7,050

7,765

7,933

7,755

7,549

7,711

7,700

Monterey Bay

1,586

1,958

2,265

2,624

3,020

3,551

3,760

3,945

3,773

3,818

4,080

Channel Islands (2)

-

-

-

-

-

2,139

1,560

2021

2,575

3,123

3,599

Maritime Academy

388

449

583

653

606

721

698

759

860

828

858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Total

343,779

349,804

358,947

367,363

387,311

406,515

407,530

395,825

403,994

415,816

431,632

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Nursing (3)

1,712

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

 

 

 

International Programs

-

449

463

518

561

573

618

583

576

 583

611

CalState TEACH

-

-

309

588

733

808

798

640

712

713

774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

345,491

350,253

359,719

368,469

388,605

407,896

408,946

397,048

405,282

417,112

433,017

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Notes:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1) Beginning fall 2000, fall enrollment represents profile data and may differ from final data posted in other reports.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2) Channel Islands serve 1,560 native students and 780 continuing students that originally matriculated at Northridge.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3) Beginning fall 1998, Statewide Nursing enrollment is included in Dominguez Hills.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2.Selected Fall Term Full-Time Equivalents in the California State University, from Fall 1997(1)

 

Campus

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

San Diego

23,830

24,617

24,670

24,701

27,022

27,622

27,004

26,769

26,948

28,920

31,178

Long Beach

20,745

21,456

22,836

23,725

25,592

26,480

26,606

26,009

27,060

28,577

29,797

Fullerton

18,051

18,545

19,885

20,701

22,016

23,351

23,428

24,142

25,975

27,025

28,132

Northridge

20,022

19,841

20,475

21,440

23,170

24,023

24,853

23,237

25,139

26,651

27,418

San Jose

19,984

19,532

19,696

19,622

20,525

22,186

21,167

21,554

22,317

23,304

25,276

San Francisco

19,935

20,360

20,576

19,993

19,962

21,244

22,483

22,187

22,537

23,950

24,603

Sacramento

18,254

18,536

19,159

19,971

20,985

22,189

22,294

22,091

22,241

23,153

23,265

Fresno

15,178

15,289

15,577

15,838

16,461

17,255

18,166

17,133

17,669

18,845

19,150

San Luis Obispo

15,463

15,121

15,301

15,606

16,745

17,275

17,196

16,643

17,286

17,620

18,566

Pomona

13,881

14,378

14,619

14,903

15,668

16,309

16,603

15,964

16,717

17,527

18,177

Los Angeles

13,331

13,881

14,002

13,809

14,711

15,166

15,223

15,457

15,294

16,251

16,687

Chico

12,810

13,472

13,692

14,216

14,840

14,409

13,883

14,215

14,550

15,025

15,822

San Bernardino

10,293

10,680

11,124

11,556

12,374

12,687

13,224

13,100

13,208

13,776

14,173

East Bay

10,036

10,039

10,049

9,971

10,388

10,952

10,778

10,660

10,251

10,979

11,412

Dominguez Hills

7,180

7,790

7,923

8,146

8,093

8,709

8,749

8,523

8,266

8,640

8,764

Sonoma

5,979

5,961

6,059

6,353

6,580

7,102

7,333

6,958

6,866

7,466

7,985

San Marcos

3,481

3,703

4,313

4,710

4,841

5,826

5,979

5,837

5,969

7,089

7,479

Humboldt

7,072

7,118

7,060

6,902

6,842

7,007

7,092

7,030

6,905

6,876

7,189

Bakersfield

4,844

4,720

5,296

5,449

5,956

6,601

6,707

6,615

6,623

6,937

6,906

Stanislaus

4,503

4,687

4,855

5,184

5,442

5,678

5,870

5,778

6,020

6,314

6,686

Monterey Bay

1,544

1,830

2,142

2,533

2,888

3,376

3,646

3,851

3,618

3,612

3,923

Channel Islands (2)

-

-

-

-

-

1,258

1,296

1,656

2,137

2,640

3,038

Maritime Academy

464

553

661

713

684

742

771

756

834

886

922

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Total (4)

266,880

272,109

279,970

286,042

301,785

317,447

320,349

316,165

324,432

342,061

356,547

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Nursing (3)

735

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

International Programs

-

495

463

570

617

620

680

641

634

 647

672

CalState TEACH

-

-

185

412

501

565

578

427

495

491

527

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total (4)

267,612

272,605

280,619

287,021

302,904

318,631

321,607

317,234

325,561

343,199

357,746

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Notes:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1) Beginning fall 2000, fall enrollment represents profile data and may differ from final data posted in other reports.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2) Channel Islands serve 1,560 native students and 780 continuing students that originally matriculated at Northridge.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3) Beginning fall 1998, Statewide Nursing enrollment is included in Dominguez Hills.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4) Due to rounding, the figures presented on this page may not sum to totals.


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