Fall brings record number of students to CU campuses

Enrollment climbs to 63,152, according to preliminary figures
By Staff

Students enrolled at the four University of Colorado campuses total 63,152, according to preliminary figures for fall 2016, setting a new record across the CU system.

Enrollment figures topped last fall’s totals collectively and separately at the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Denver, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Across the system, the increase of 2,136 students represents a 3.5 percent jump in enrollment from a year ago.

As presented to the CU Board of Regents during its Sept. 8 meeting at UCCS, the enrollment figures are preliminary estimates from the four campuses. Final figures are due to the state in October.

The preliminary enrollment estimates by campus are:

  • University of Colorado Boulder: CU-Boulder set new records for total enrollment of 32,220, up 2.9 percent, and a new freshmen class of 6,435, up 3.7 percent. Under-represented minority undergraduate enrollment totals more than 4,200, which is a 9 percent increase over fall 2015. The number of international students, 3,035, is up 16.1 percent over a year ago.
  • University of Colorado Denver: CU Denver’s 14,724 students represent a new record, up 2.7 percent over last year. This marks the fourth consecutive year of a record-size freshman class; the 1,423 new freshmen total is 3.7 percent higher than last fall’s. Undergraduate enrollment rose 4 percent.
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus: CU Anschutz total enrollment climbed 1.4 percent to 4,140 students. New master’s degrees in anesthesiology, biomedical science and biotechnology, and palliative care are helping to drive enrollment growth.
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs: UCCS set a new enrollment record with 12,068 students, up 6.8 percent from last year. Jumping 26.5 percent, the number of new freshmen – 2,072 – makes it the largest incoming class of first-year students in UCCS history. See Communique for more about this fall’s enrollment at UCCS.
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