Enrollment Growth, $52.6 Million
The 2006/07 budget plan includes enrollment growth
of 2.5 percent or 8,306 full-time equivalent students
(FTES). Based on this enrollment growth and the
2006/07 state marginal cost of $6,340 per FTES, the
correlating General Fund increase is $52.6 million.
The Higher Education Compact calls for 2.5 percent
annual enrollment growth at the CSU through fiscal
year 2010/11.The level of growth is consistent with
enrollment targets projected on the basis of
numerous factors including review of the Department
of Finance–Demographic Research Unit’s enrollment
projections, consultation with campus presidents, and
reviews of K-12 enrollment patterns. From 2005
through 2013, the Department of Finance projected
enrollment demand for the CSU to increase by more
than 96,000 students, with fall term headcounts
growing from a projected 409,641 students to a 2013
headcount of 506,077 students.
The table at the bottom of the page illustrates funded
versus actual FTES enrollment targets from 1996/97
Based on the current Governor/CSU Higher
Education Compact, CSU-funded enrollment growth
will increase 2.5 percent each year through 2010/11.
The Compact serves as a floor from which the CSU
can predictably plan enrollment growth.