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CSU Pueblo exceeded its enrollment goal for new full-time freshmen for the first time in four years, with a total of 645 new freshmen, an increase of 12%. The campus welcomed 372 new transfer students, an increase of 26%, but saw a decline in the number of continuing education students.
CSU Pueblo’s new needs-based enrollment initiatives—Colorado Promise (targeting new freshmen) and Pack Promise (for continuing education students)—have enabled more than 25 students with demonstrated high financial need (family income less than $50,000) to register or remain registered.
CSU Pueblo has a total student enrollment (resident teaching and extended study) of 3,529 students, again essentially unchanged from last fall. Of these, 3,104 are undergraduate students and 425 are graduate students. The majority of CSU Pueblo students identify as underrepresented: 51% racial/ethnic minorities, 33% Latinx, and 44% first generation.
Following a decline in enrollment during Covid-19, CSU Pueblo hosted strategic enrollment events to provide unique support for new and continuing students, which helped the campus see real growth in new freshmen and transfers for the first time in five years. High-enrollment undergraduate programs include the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, followed by Biology and Pre-Business majors. CSU Pueblo’s graduate education program has more than 183 students this fall, quadrupling enrollment since going fully online in 2019.
“CSU Pueblo’s award-winning faculty and staff have pioneered new ways to engage new and continuing students — inside and outside the classroom,” said CSU Pueblo President. , Timothy Mottet. “Innovative thinking and a back-to-basics approach to admissions has resulted in growth in freshman and transfer enrollment this fall, including the largest cohort of student-athletes in campus history. Programs like CSU Pueblo’s “Discovery Scholars,” which pair students and faculty in research-oriented or field-based academic assignments, have doubled enrollment and now include projects in the humanities and social sciences.
“At the same time, renovated buildings, improved spaces and new on-campus partners ensure that programs and events continue to draw record numbers of students and hundreds of members of the Pueblo community to campus. We are excited for all that the future holds and are confident that CSU Pueblo is well positioned to be the people’s state university in Colorado and the Southwestern United States by 2028.”
CSU Global has a different academic calendar than the other two campuses, so the enrollment numbers provided cover the Fall A (July) and Fall B (August) terms. Terms C and D enroll in September and October.
Registration for fall semesters A and B
CSU Global’s total enrollment for the first half of fall enrollment is 7,267, including 4,697 undergraduates, 2,406 graduate students, and 164 non-graduate students, representing an early enrollment drop of around 10 %.
In fall 2022, CSU Global’s total student population who are the first members of their family to go to college exceeded 30%, demonstrating its commitment to access and support for education. Higher Education. While CSU Global welcomes students from around the world, more than 34% of its fall 2022 student population is based in Colorado, and nearly 10% come from rural areas of the state of Colorado. CSU Global also recently celebrated its 11th year of a tuition freeze, which, coupled with no tuition, makes it an affordable option for residents of Colorado and beyond.
“As a fully online university, CSU Global is dedicated to serving non-traditional students who need the flexibility of an asynchronous learning structure to complete or graduate,” said Pamela Toney, President of CSU. Overall. “All of our programs have clear career paths, ensuring our students receive an industry-aligned education and enabling their future success in the job market. We pride ourselves on remaining an affordable resource for learners in Colorado and around the world to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Investments in student success
The CSU system has invested $11.2 million in Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses over a three-year period (starting in 2021) to support student success, close equity gaps, and increase retention rates and graduation.
Additional funding to support rural student enrollment should result in closer connectivity with school districts and rural students.