ASU projecting record enrollment numbers for fall 2023 semester
Aug 18, 2023, 4:25 AM | Updated: 6:57 am
(ASU News Photo/Charlie Leight)
PHOENIX — Arizona State University is projecting record enrollment of more than 144,800 undergraduate and graduate students for the semester that started Thursday.
ASU’s previous largest enrollment was 141,759 to start the fall 2022 semester.
Nearly 80,000 of this fall’s students are attending classes on ASU’s campuses, the school said. ASU Online’s enrollment of 65,400 students is the largest in school history.
Out of the total enrollments, 16,600 are first-year students.
“I congratulate all students who are beginning or continuing their ASU experience this week,” Nancy Gonzales, executive vice president and university provost, said in a press release.
“Our team of faculty and staff have worked diligently over the summer to prepare curricula and university services that are designed to support your intellectual growth and physical and emotional well-being.”
ASU sees more diversity
One in three on-campus undergrads are the first in their families to attend a college or university, ASU said.
Out of all undergraduate students, one in four identify as Hispanic/Latino, totaling more than 27,000 students.
Students from all states and 157 countries are represented on the campus with more than 15,100 international students pursuing their degree at ASU this semester.
“It is exciting to see a record number of new students of different ages and experiences choosing Arizona State University as the best place to advance their learning journeys and their lives,” ASU President Michael M. Crow said in the release.
“ASU is designed to offer learning and living environments that empower students to thrive, and welcoming so many learners with diverse interests and backgrounds tells us that we are making meaningful progress in providing world-class education at scale.”