University of Colorado campuses achieve record-setting enrollment

Some 61,258 students pursuing education at CU, preliminary fall figures show
By Staff

Record numbers of students are pursuing higher education this fall at University of Colorado campuses, where enrollment now stands at 61,258 – a new systemwide record – according to preliminary estimates.

Strong growth in the number of new freshmen is reflected at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Boulder, both of which have welcomed record-setting classes.

CU-Boulder and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs also achieved new records for total enrollment on their campuses.

Total enrollment increased over last year’s figures at CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Systemwide, total enrollment rose 2.7 percent compared with a year ago.

“Enrollment is up on all our campuses,” President Bruce D. Benson said at today’s Board of Regents meeting at UCCS. “It’s great to see that our enrollments continue to grow. Some other institutions in the state are not near as fortunate as we are.”

As presented today to the CU Board of Regents during its 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 31,282 and a new freshmen class of 6,221, increases of 3.4 percent and 6 percent, respectively. The number of international students, 2,621, reflects a 17.5 percent jump over last year.
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs: UCCS set a new enrollment record with 11,356 on-campus students, up 2 percent from a year ago. New freshmen account for 1,666 of those students. At 9,677, overall undergraduate enrollment is up 3.2 percent.
  • University of Colorado Denver: CU Denver has 14,566 students. With 1,423 new freshmen, up 5.1 percent from last year, this year’s is the largest class in CU Denver history. Undergraduate and total enrollment figures are up by 2.4 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus: CU Anschutz total enrollment is up 3.9 percent from last year with 4,054 students. The campus continues to grow its national presence, as the number of out-of-state students increased 12.3 percent.