News Release

Fall enrollment 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

St. Cloud State’s enrollment for fall 2013 is 16,245 as the university continues to pay close attention to the complexities of the changing market.

The university remains the largest in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system and the second largest public university in the state.

"Our changing demographics continue to align with the 21st Century environment students will work and live in when they complete their college degrees," Malhotra said.

Enrollment for students of color continued to increase to 2,349, which has more than doubled since 2005. Students of color account for 20.8 percent of this year’s new entering freshmen and 14.5 percent of the entire student body.

There also are more part-time students enrolled,about 8 percent more, which reflects the growing number of students who are working while attending college.

The university Honors Program enrolled 35 more students this fall, a 31 percent increase.

Total enrollment for the university is down 1.3 percent. Average decline for universities in the MnSCU system is 1.2 percent. No universities had an enrollment increase. View a report on St. Cloud State fall-enrollment numbers, covering the years 2000 through 2013.

Some of St. Cloud State’s enrollment decline was by design as the university is focused on enrolling students who are prepared, engaged and ready to succeed.

"We are focused on creating pathways for success for all students who reach out to St. Cloud State," said Provost Devinder Malhotra.

The university enrolled 160 fewer provisionally admitted students who may need additional academic support to align with the size of its support staff. St. Cloud State is working closely with its St. Cloud Technical and Community College and K-12 partners to provide opportunities for students to be better prepared to complete their four-year degrees.

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