Campus: CSU San Bernardino -- October 31, 2005
CSUSB Student Enrollment Soars After Last Year's Decrease
Nearly every category of student enrollments increased at Cal State San Bernardino for
the fall of 2005-06, according to the university's latest student census.
The census released on Oct. 14 shows the total headcount increased to 16,431 students, an
increase of 236 students from last year's total enrollment of 16,195. Full-time equivalent
students (FTES) rose to 13,208, which was an increase of 107 students from the 2004-05 FTES
of 13,101. An FTES is equal to 15 hours of study per quarter. The information is from the
university's Institutional Research Department.
As the university celebrates its 40th anniversary, this year's student population pales
CSUSB's enrollment of 293 students when the campus opened in 1965.
"The numbers are indicative of our campus receiving more state funding, opening up enrollments
and using outreach programs to work with area schools and community colleges in the inland
region," said Robert McGowan, the university's associate vice president for enrollment
The census also includes the number of CSUSB students who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina
and its aftermath along with California students who planned on attending colleges in the
affected Gulf Coast region. Cal State San Bernardino has enrolled 12 students displaced by
Hurricane Katrina, including 11 for the fall 2005 quarter and one for the 2006 winter quarter.
Those displaced students who registered for the fall quarter will receive free meals and
housing for the 2005-2006 academic year.
Student enrollment increased in every category except for the number of students seeking
teaching credentials and the number of foreign students.
The university's total enrollment includes 12,464 undergraduate students, which is up from
last year's figure of 12,109. There are 2,478 master's degree students enrolled this year
compared to 2,235 in fall 2004, while the post-baccalaureate category decreased to 1,489
from 1,851 a year ago. The total head count includes full-time and part-time students.
Female students continue to outnumber men by a 2-to-1 ratio (10,804 to 5,627). There is no
ethnic majority on campus, with Caucasians (38.6 percent), Hispanics (35.5 percent) and
African Americans (12.8 percent) comprising the largest ethnic groups among those students
who listed their ethnic background.
A comparison of last year's student enrollment is on the following page.
Founded in 1965, Cal State San Bernardino is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2005-2006.
CSUSB offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs and a wide
variety of education credential and certificate programs to a student body of more than
16,300. Cal State San Bernardino is the sole public comprehensive university serving the
inland Riverside-San Bernardino counties of Southern California.
Cal State San Bernardino provides a major economic boost for the Inland region, contributing
$532 million in expenditures to California's economy, supporting more than 10,000 jobs in
the state and producing more than $625 million to the state economy from alumni earnings.
Cal State San Bernardino also generates more than $28 million in taxes and for every $1
the state invests in the university, Cal State San Bernardino generates $4.53 in additional
For more information on the census visit: http://ir.csusb.edu. For more information on Cal
State San Bernardino, please contact the university's public affairs office at (909)
537-5007 and visit http://news.csusb.edu.
|Fall 2005 Cal State San Bernardino Census Information
|First Time Freshman
|0.1 - 6.0 Units
|6.1 - 11.9 Units
|Median Age First Time Freshman
|Median Age Undergraduates
|Median Age Grad/Post Baccalaureate