Albany – State University of New York Interim Chancellor
Dr. John B. Clark
today announced the 10th consecutive year of record-setting
enrollment. More students are attending SUNY now than at any other time in the
history of the university.
fall of 2007, official enrollment on the 64 SUNY campuses increased 2.4 percent
to 427,398 students. Minority student enrollment at SUNY is also at record
Interim Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark said, “High school graduates and their
parents continue to recognize the outstanding value and high quality of a SUNY
education. Overall and minority student enrollment continue strong upward
trends, indicating that SUNY campuses remain highly accessible and help to
provide a more diverse population on our campuses.”
student enrollment increased 3.8 percent compared to last fall and now totals 85,023
students, nearly 20 percent of total enrollment. The Black student population
at SUNY totals 37,088 students, 8.7 percent of total enrollment and SUNY
Hispanic student enrollment for the fall 2007 totals 26,702 students, which is
6.2 percent of the population. SUNY’s Asian/Pacific Islander student
population represents 4.5 percent of the total or 19,172 students.
highlights for final fall 2007 enrollment include:
the fall of 1997, minority student enrollment has increased by more than
33 percent. Hispanic student enrollment during the same period nearly doubled
an increase of 48.5 percent. At the same time, Black student enrollment
also grew 33 percent, while the number of Asian/Pacific Islander students increased
from 16,354 to 19,172, for an increase of 17.2 percent.
- The freshman class at SUNY
is also the largest ever at 73,302 in fall 2007. This represents a 4.1
percent increase or 2,861 more freshman that the previous year. This
means more New Yorkers are choosing to attend a SUNY as their college of
- New undergraduate transfer
students also are at an all time high at 24,977. Facilitating the
transfer of students is a high priority for SUNY. Fall 2007 results
indicate that SUNY’s policies in this area are working.
- 40,580 graduate students
enrolled at SUNY in fall 2007. This too is the largest number of graduate
students in the history of the State University dating back to 1949.
- Following a trend that has
existed for many years, full-time enrollments in fall 2007 is at an all
time high of 298,038 students. Full-time students grew by 2.5 percent or
7,350 students when compared to the previous year.
- Women continue to outnumber
men on SUNY campuses and comprise 55.1 percent, 235,641 students, of SUNY’s
the State University of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating 427,398 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64
campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu