YSU First-Day Enrollment Rises to 12,731

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – First-day enrollment for the fall semester at Youngstown State University was up slightly from a year ago as 12,731 students were on campus, the university reported, up 93 students from the first day of the 2017 school year.

The rise marked the third enrollment increase at YSU in the past four years. The number of full-time equivalent students was up 1.8%, with 10,657 students.

Enrollment counts are not official until the 15th day of the semester.

“Our enrollment continues to trend in a direction that we believe reflects the growing awareness across the region that YSU offers an array of high quality academic programs taught by talented faculty and backed by support services focused on the success of every one of our students,” said Gary Swegan, vice president for enrollment planning, in a release.

This year’s enrollment includes 2,413 freshmen, a 32% jump from four years ago. The incoming class has the highest average high school GPA in YSU history at 3.35.

Youngstown State also announced the student body includes international students from 32 countries including Nepal, India, Saudi Arabia and Ghana.

The university also noted school-run housing – three dorms plus three apartment buildings – are at capacity with 1,264 students, as are the University Edge apartments and The Enclave apartments, which combined house 600 students.

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