Albany – State University of New York Interim Chancellor John B. Clark today announced record-setting
enrollment for fall 2007. SUNY’s overall enrollment grew by 2.2
percent to 426,891 students, according to preliminary estimates, an increase of
9,308 students over last year.
This is the
10th consecutive year SUNY enrollment has increased.
continuing increase in enrollment reflects our world-class faculty and the
high-quality education students receive at our colleges and universities,” said
Clark. “I commend our campuses for
this outstanding achievement.”
1996, the student population of the 64 SUNY campuses has increased by 58,432
students, nearly 16 percent, growing from 368,459 to 426,891.
enrollment demonstrates that SUNY continues to fulfill its mission of providing
New York’s citizens with the broadest
possible access to an excellent education,” said SUNY Board Chairman Carl T.
Hayden. “The growth in full-time enrollment is most encouraging, as more
students will earn degrees sooner and then contribute to New York’s workforce or continue their
academic careers and earn advanced and professional degrees.”
2007 SUNY freshman class grew by 5.3 percent to
74,149 students – the largest class in history. In addition, full-time
student enrollment reached an all-time high of 298,626
students, a 2.7 percent increase.
welcomed our largest freshman class in our history this fall, which indicates
more New Yorkers are choosing SUNY,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs Risa I. Palm. “At the same time, undergraduate transfer
enrollment is also at record levels. Students who, for what ever reason,
need to change schools can do so successfully. Attracting and retaining
transfer students is a high priority for SUNY as students with degrees are in a
stronger position to contribute to the society and economy of our state.”
preliminary estimates for minority student enrollment are not yet available for
this year, last year SUNY set records when minority enrollment grew to 81,907
students, nearly 20 percent of SUNY’s total enrollment.
at the state-operated and the community college campuses are at an
all-time high. For the third straight year, more students enrolled in
community college than did at the state-operated colleges (214,782 vs.
of Technology at Canton, Cobleskill, Delhi, Farmingdale and the Maritime College experienced their highest
enrollment growth at 4.1 percent (1,002 more students.)
state-operated sector with the largest numbers of enrolled students was
the doctoral degree-granting sector at 97,011 students (a 2 percent
growth). This sector comprises the University at Albany, Binghamton University, University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Downstate Medical Center, Upstate Medical University, and the College of Optometry.
student enrollment increased .02 percent to 127,095 students.
undergraduate transfer students also reached an all-time high of 25,020.
boasts the highest graduate student enrollment in its history as it
enrolled 40,676 students this year. .
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 427,000 students
in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses. To learn more about
how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu