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Official Counts Show Enrollment Up at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Enrollment is up at Youngstown State University, according to the official preliminary counts taken on the 14th day of the semester.

Overall headcount enrollment increased 0.4% from 12,644 last fall semester to 12,696 this fall semester.

Full-time equivalent enrollment increased 1.3% to 10,566. It is the third consecutive full-time equivalent increase, up 5.3% from 10,034 in fall 2015.

Other enrollment count highlights are:

  • The freshman class of 2,383 students up 31% from 1,821 four years ago.
  • The freshman class boasts average high school grade point averages of 3.35, the highest in YSU history.
  • Minority students make up 22% of the freshmen class, up from 18.5% last fall semester. Overall enrollment of minorities is up 1.7%.
  • Freshmen come from 507 high schools and 56 Ohio counties.
  • For the second consecutive year, more than 300 freshmen enrolled in the YSU Honors College. Four years ago, Honors College freshmen enrollment was 96.
  • All university resident halls and apartments at capacity with 1,264 students.
  • In addition, both the Edge apartments on the West Side of campus (with nearly 400 students) and the new Enclave apartments on Wick Avenue (with nearly 200 students) at capacity.

SOURCE: YSU News Center

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.