2002 In Brief

 

CSU Enrollment Continues to Grow

2002 In Brief chart

*Represents the number of students served taking the equivalent of a 15-unit course load.

**Fall 2002 figures are based on Opening Term reports. Official census files are not yet available.

 

Chart A.  Opening Term Enrollment and Full-Time Equivalent Students*, from Fall 1993 to Fall 2002**

 

Enrollment at the California State University rose for the eighth consecutive year, and for the first time in CSU history surpassed 400,000.  The headcount on opening day for fall 2002 was 406,896 students, or 18,291 more students than fall 2001.  After eight years of consecutive growth, the CSU has increased its fall enrollment by over 87,000 students since fall 1994.

 

This year marks the opening of CSU’s 23rd campus, Channel Islands. The inaugural class of new students is 630 strong.  The campus is also serving 1,509 continuing students that originally gained admission to the CSU at Northridge.

 

Enrollment growth was widespread among the other 22 campuses.  In fact, 21 recorded an enrollment increase over its fall 2001 number.  The largest annual gains were at San Jose with an increase of 2,359 students, at Fullerton with an increase of 1,786 students, and at Sacramento with an increase of 1,635 students. Other campuses with large annual gains were San Francisco (1,513), Long Beach (1,307) and San Marcos (1,182).  Systemwide, the net enrollment gain was 18,291 students, or about five percent more than the fall 2001 student headcount.

 

 

Another way to gauge enrollments is to convert student headcounts into full-time equivalent students (FTES).  Dividing total student credit units attempted by 15, the normative workload for students pursuing a degree in 4 years, generates the number of FTES. The average CSU student now enrolls in 11.7 units, just under the minimum 12-unit workload for full-time students on financial aid.  So, for example, the current number of FTES, 318,035, is roughly three-fourths the size of the 406,896 headcount.  The annual growth in FTES was comparable to growth in students.  Systemwide, the net increase in FTES was 15,131, or about a five percent gain over the prior year.

 

The two graph lines in the chart displayed above indicate the relationship between enrollment numbers and numbers of full-time equivalent students (FTES), and they illustrate the enrollment trend from fall 1993 to fall 2002.  Tables 1 and 2, shown on the next page, list the exact systemwide numbers used to plot the lines and they list campus-specific numbers.

 

This year Long Beach recorded the highest campus enrollment for the system, a status usually held by San Diego.  However, San Diego still leads in FTES.

 

 

 


Table 1.  Selected Fall Term Enrollment in the California State University, from Fall 1993(1)

Campus

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002(2)

Bakersfield

5,276

5,086

5,319

5,435

5,717

5,594

6,210

6,397

7,050

7,741

Channel Islands(3)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,139

Chico

14,706

14,232

13,798

13,919

14,247

14,983

15,261

15,912

16,704

16,246

Dominguez Hills

9,671

9,744

9,977

10,400

10,704

12,054

12,524

12,848

12,871

13,504

Fresno

17,956

17,293

17,461

17,213

18,113

18,101

18,321

19,056

20,007

20,605

Fullerton

22,565

22,097

22,604

24,040

24,906

25,675

27,167

28,381

30,357

32,143

Hayward

12,583

12,567

12,650

12,863

12,855

12,888

12,667

12,705

13,240

13,873

Humboldt

7,122

7,049

7,427

7,687

7,492

7,475

7,545

7,433

7,382

7,611

Long Beach

27,073

26,277

26,403

27,431

27,809

28,637

30,011

30,918

33,259

34,566

Los Angeles

17,788

18,224

18,385

18,849

19,160

19,732

19,783

19,593

20,675

20,783

Maritime Academy

-

-

367

366

388

449

583

653

606

723

Monterey Bay

-

-

654

1,256

1,586

1,958

2,265

2,624

3,020

3,551

Northridge

27,282

24,310

25,015

27,189

27,653

27,203

27,947

29,066

31,448

32,070

Pomona

17,050

16,304

16,605

16,803

17,246

17,577

18,021

18,424

19,041

19,821

Sacramento

23,316

22,726

22,796

23,420

23,478

23,676

24,530

25,714

26,923

28,558

San Bernardino

12,121

11,864

11,957

12,153

13,280

13,600

14,280

14,909

15,985

16,341

San Diego

28,131

28,372

29,350

29,981

30,593

31,453

31,413

31,609

34,171

34,304

San Francisco

25,713

26,260

26,791

27,420

26,982

27,446

27,701

26,826

26,866

28,379

San Jose

27,057

26,299

25,997

25,874

26,897

26,628

26,937

26,698

28,007

30,366

San Luis Obispo

15,449

15,440

16,023

17,000

16,735

16,296

16,470

16,877

18,079

18,453

San Marcos

2,372

2,736

3,642

4,409

4,678

5,025

5,739

6,256

6,496

7,678

Sonoma

6,551

6,611

6,778

6,995

7,047

7,003

7,083

7,402

7,590

8,224

Stanislaus

5,857

5,877

5,972

6,100

6,213

6,351

6,489

7,062

7,534

7,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Nursing(4)

-

-

2,084

1,901

1,712

-

-

-

-

-

International Programs

-

-

-

-

-

449

463

518

561

573

CalStateTEACH

-

-

-

-

-

-

309

588

733

794

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

325,639

319,368

328,055

338,704

345,491

350,253

359,719

368,469 

388,605

406,896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2.  Selected Fall Term Full-Time Equivalents in the California State University, from Fall 1993(1)

Campus

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002(2)

Bakersfield

4,279

4,172

4,332

4,560

4,844

4,720

5,296

5,449

5,956

6,546

Channel Islands(3)

--

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,258

Chico

13,007

12,628

12,382

12,471

12,810

13,472

13,692

14,216

14,840

14,408

Dominguez Hills

6,510

6,557

6,691

7,037

7,180

7,790

7,923

8,146

8,093

8,709

Fresno

15,231

14,819

15,115

14,915

15,178

15,289

15,577

15,838

16,461

17,087

Fullerton

15,741

15,683

16,072

17,044

18,051

18,545

19,885

20,701

22,016

23,351

Hayward

9,767

9,970

9,902

10,045

10,036

10,039

10,049

9,971

10,388

10,944

Humboldt

6,605

6,601

6,983

7,257

7,072

7,118

7,060

6,902

6,842

7,007

Long Beach

19,761

19,422

19,729

20,327

20,745

21,456

22,836

23,725

25,592

26,480

Los Angeles

12,089

12,589

12,850

13,146

13,331

13,881

14,002

13,809

14,711

14,891

Maritime Academy

-

-

427

433

464

553

661

713

684

725

Monterey Bay

-

-

601

1,243

1,544

1,830

2,142

2,533

2,888

3,376

Northridge

19,338

17,439

18,049

19,563

20,022

19,841

20,475

21,440

23,170

24,023

Pomona

13,336

12,714

13,189

13,494

13,881

14,378

14,619

14,903

15,668

16,309

Sacramento

17,913

17,364

17,533

18,060

18,254

18,536

19,159

19,971

20,985

22,189

San Bernardino

9,343

9,179

9,331

9,480

10,293

10,680

11,124

11,556

12,374

12,687

San Diego

21,410

21,810

22,719

23,336

23,830

24,617

24,670

24,701

27,022

27,622

San Francisco

18,551

19,058

19,736

20,258

19,935

20,360

20,576

19,993

19,962

21,244

San Jose

19,425

19,188

19,028

19,195

19,984

19,532

19,696

19,622

20,525

22,195

San Luis Obispo

14,074

14,115

14,738

15,636

15,463

15,121

15,301

15,606

16,745

17,268

San Marcos

1,712

1,996

2,681

3,207

3,481

3,703

4,313

4,710

4,841

5,826

Sonoma

5,294

5,377

5,591

5,852

5,979

5,961

6,059

6,353

6,580

7,039

Stanislaus

4,127

4,202

4,340

4,370

4,503

4,687

4,855

5,184

5,442

5,678

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Nursing(4)

-

-

820

787

735

-

-

-

-

-

International Programs

-

-

-

-

-

495

463

570

617

620

CalStateTEACH

-

-

-

-

-

-

185

412

501

556

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Campus(5)

247,513

244,881

252,839

261,716

267,612

272,605

280,619

287,021

302,904

318,035

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

2)    Fall 2002 figures are based on Opening Term reports, official census files are not yet available.

3)    Channel Islands serves 630 new students and 1,509 continuing students that originally matriculated at Northridge.

4)    Statewide Nursing fall figures are not available for fall 1992 through fall 1994.  Beginning fall 1998, Statewide Nursing enrollment is included in Dominguez Hills.

5)   The figures presented in these tables may not sum to totals due to rounding.


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