Spring enrollment holds steady

NAU student and her family

Northern Arizona University’s official spring enrollment increased 1.1 percent over the previous year, bringing the total student population to 24,039.

The number of students at NAU’s Flagstaff campus reached 16,920, a 2.5 percent increase over spring 2012.

The enrollment pattern comes after several record-breaking years. In fall 2012, NAU set a record with 26,002 students university-wide. Spring enrollments typically show a slight decline.

“We are pleased to see enrollment increase modestly in these economic times,” said David Bousquet, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. “NAU continually works to adapt to the needs of students today and to expand the opportunities for those seeking to earn a degree.”

Colleges with top enrollment include the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Education. Extended Campuses reported 7,072 students enrolled throughout the state and online.

Undergraduate enrollment grew 3.3 percent to 15,556. Following a national trend, graduate enrollment dipped from 4,293 to 3,921.

Increases in student population diversity were seen as well, most notably with enrollment of 4,172 Latino students, up 6.8 percent from last spring.

View the complete enrollment report on the Planning, Budget, and Institutional Effectiveness website.