Classes for the fall 2022 semester at Arizona State University start on Aug. 18 and the university has just released its enrollment numbers for the new school year.
ASU said there are currently approximately 140,759 undergraduate and graduate students registered for classes this fall, which is an increase of 5,871 students compared with fall 2021, according to a news release.
Other highlights in the enrollment data include:
“ASU is growing because there is high demand for knowledge and a need for creative and effective solutions to the challenges facing our nation and our planet,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow in a prepared statement. “Students who are ready and eager to expand their intellect and to make a positive impact have a place at ASU. We welcome learners of all backgrounds, perspectives and interests, and we look forward to helping them thrive.”
First-year students are also breaking records at ASU this year.
There are a record on-campus 15,115 first-year students, with an additional 2,721 new first-year students beginning their ASU journey enrolled online.
Among them are 8,750 Arizona residents – the largest Arizona new, first-year cohort representing nearly 60% of the class. Approximately 5,315 students come from out of state, an 8.9% increase from the record set in fall 2021, including 1,510 students from California. Approximately 1,050 of them are international students from over 79 countries, an increase of 44.4% from a year ago. Nearly 7,000 new first-year students identify as being from underrepresented populations, representing 46% of the cohort.
The average weighted high school GPA of the cohort is 3.88.
“It is inspiring to see so many students starting or returning to their academic journey this week,” Nancy Gonzales, executive vice president and university provost, said in a statement. “And it’s humbling to work alongside the dedicated faculty and academic staff who, year after year, demonstrate a steadfast commitment to the classes they teach, the research they conduct and the services they provide to our enrolled students. It’s because of their work that ASU is prepared to have another successful academic year. Students, the entire Academic Enterprise welcomes you to ASU — we are here to support you throughout your academic journey.”