Campus: CSU Fullerton -- October 6, 2004
10th Consecutive Fall Enrollment Increase Posted at Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton welcomed a record 32,744 students this fall, according
to census figures compiled by Admissions and Records — up from
32,592 tallied in fall 2003.
Steady enrollment growth over the course of 10 consecutive fall semesters
underscores the continuing popularity of the university with area students.
Earlier this year, decreases in state support for the California State
University system prompted curtailment of spring 2004 enrollment and
early closure for fall 2004 admissions for most fields of study. The
final state budget restored some CSU funding, lessening the need to
“Even though we suffered funding cuts, we were still able to deliver
a record fall enrollment, and we expect to have an even larger spring
class,” said Ephraim P. Smith, vice president for academic affairs.
“For admission to campus this fall, we received more than 40,000
applications. Our student body is robust, and we are very pleased with
Fall census figures indicate that more than half of the university’s
students are members of ethnic minority groups. In addition, new student
enrollment was strong, while continuing student numbers decreased slightly,
due, in part, to a record number of graduates in a single year —
more than 6,800 in 2004.
The university’s full-time-equivalent student (FTES) count of
24,142 also is a record for the university. One FTE equals 15 units
of student course work and is the basis for allocating state funding
to the campus.
Female students remain in the majority at 60 percent of the student
body, and more than 64 percent of Cal State Fullerton students are enrolled
in 12 or more units.
The number of students enrolled at the university’s El Toro Campus
is 3,034, including 1,214 attending classes solely at the branch campus.
Applications for spring admission are now being accepted for all fields
of study. For more information, go to: http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions.