March 18, 2003::No.177
Cal State Fullerton Announces
Spring Enrollment Count
Cal State Fullerton’s spring student
population is 31,545 — the largest spring enrollment in the
Last fall, student enrollment reached 32,143 —
the university’s seventh consecutive semester of record-breaking
enrollment. The sky-high fall numbers prompted the early closure
of undergraduate admissions for spring, except in the majors of
nursing and engineering, or for those who elected to attend classes
solely at the university’s El Toro Campus in Irvine, where
enrollment is on the rise.
“This is part of our effort to preserve quality
for our existing students, while maintaining access, particularly
at our El Toro Campus,” said Ephraim P. Smith, vice president
for academic affairs, noting that fall applications are still being
accepted for the programs being offered at the university’s
There are 2,677 students attending the CSUF El Toro
Campus this spring. Among them are 1,027 attending courses solely
at the former Marine base. Last fall — the first semester
courses were offered at the site — 2,255 students attended
classes, including 951 who took classes only at the El Toro Campus.
This spring’s tally for all students,
unlike the last three years, did not outpace the fall count, but
did exceed the 2002 spring tally by more than 1,000 students, according
to figures tabulated after four weeks of classes — official
census point — by the offices of Admissions and Records and
The spring full-time-equivalent student (FTES) count
is 22,724, an increase from last spring’s FTES of 22,053.
One FTE equals 15 units of student course work and is the basis
for allocating state funding to the campus.