With a freshman enrollment this fall that fell just short of last year’s all-time record, Washington State University this year again experienced a record fall semester enrollment, with a total of 27,357 students enrolling across the university’s four campuses.
The new figure represents only a 1.3 percent increase from last fall’s previous system-wide record enrollment total of 27,008, however.
For the third year in a row, fall enrollment at WAZZU’s Pullman campus also surpassed the 20,000 mark, with a total enrollment of 21,692 students, up from 21,016 in 2011. Pullman enrollment figures also include distance students served by the Pullman campus.
The slight overall enrollment increase was partially offset by a dip in the size of this fall’s entering freshman class, which, at 4,389 system-wide, is down 1.9 percent from last year’s record freshman enrollment of 4,473. In Pullman, entering fall freshmen totaled 4,079, a decrease of slightly more than two percent from the record 4,176 freshmen registered there in the fall of 2011.
System-wide, 87.4 percent of all new WSU freshmen are from the state of Washington.