Applications and admits continue to rise despite efforts to control enrollment
(May 21, 2012) – The California State University today released preliminary systemwide data for the upcoming fall term indicating all-time highs in applications, and a year-over-year increase in the number of students admitted. San Jose State received 45,000 applications for fall 2012, a four percent increase over last year. SJSU admitted over 26,000 applicants, including over 24,000 undergraduates. The CSU expects to enroll approximately 25 percent of the resident first-time freshmen admitted and roughly 50 percent of the resident transfer students admitted. The CSU estimates that 95 percent of the enrolling freshman class and 94 percent of enrolling undergraduate transfer students will be California residents. “The CSU is caught between a huge demand to attend our universities and a state that simply is not providing adequate funding for these students,” said Eric Forbes, CSU assistant vice chancellor, student academic support. “We are facing a tipping point in terms of the promise of access that is at the heart of the CSU mission.” Read more.