November 20, 2000 Vol. V, No. 7

CSUN President Jolene Koester (center) meets with university students.

CSUN Retains Ranking as Third Largest Campus in CSU

Total Cal State Enrollment Climbs During Fall 2000 for Sixth Straight Year

Cal State Northridge remained the third largest campus in the California State University system during fall 2000 based on student enrollment, according to a new recap from the CSU Chancellor's Office that also shows the system recorded its sixth consecutive year of enrollment growth.

CSUN's official fall 2000 enrollment figure hit 29,066, an increase of 1,119 students and about 4 percent above the comparable fall 1999 tally of 27,947. This fall's enrollment was the largest fall number for the university since 1992, when the student headcount was 29,092.

Around the CSU system, San Diego State had the largest fall enrollment with 31,609 students, followed by CSU Long Beach at 30,920 and Northridge at 29,066. CSU Fullerton ranked fourth in size with 28,381 students. The fall 1999 enrollment rankings had the same top three list of San Diego, Long Beach and Northridge.

Systemwide, the CSU's total enrollment increased by 8,533 students to 368,252, slightly less than the historic peak of 369,053 in 1990. During the past six years, the CSU has grown by nearly 49,000 students, an increase of 15.3 percent.

This fall, 18 of the 22 CSU campuses including CSUN posted enrollment increases.

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