CSUSM Reaches Record Enrollment, Surpasses 10,000 Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Entering into its 21st academic year, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has reached a significant milestone exceeding the 10,000-mark for student headcount enrollment for the first time. This fall, a record 10,276 students are enrolled at CSUSM, up 5.7 percent from 2010.

This year’s gain marks the continued and consistent growth in the student population, which began with 448 students when CSUSM first became part of the California State University system just two decades ago. With its recent enrollment of 2,583 new freshmen and transfer students for fall coupled with enrollment from spring, CSUSM added almost 3,400 new students in one year. Overall, the University has experienced a 30 percent enrollment growth rate since 2004.

In addition to the headcount milestone, CSUSM saw an increase in the University’s full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollment, which is used by the state to determine funding levels for the CSU. This fall, CSUSM’s resident full-time equivalence climbed to 8,180 – an 8.5 percent jump in just one year.

The University’s record-setting enrollment accompanies significant increase in applications for undergraduate admission. Last fall the campus received over 16,000 applications. Saturday, Oct. 1, marked the beginning of the eight-week priority period for prospective students to apply for fall 2012 admission to the growing campus. The priority application period closes on November 30, 2011. Cal State San Marcos is not accepting applications for new student enrollment for the upcoming spring semester.

For more information about applying for admission to Cal State San Marcos visit www.csumentor.edu or www.csusm.edu/admissions.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.