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ASU Sees Boost In Student Enrollment Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday marks the first day of the fall semester at Arizona State University.

Approximately 125,000 students have registered for classes this semester, an increase of 7% compared to last year, ASU said in a Tuesday statement. 

This includes: 

  • 52,000 students based on the Tempe campus.
  • More than 11,000 will be studying through the downtown Phoenix campus.
  • More than 5,000 students will study at ASU’s west Phoenix campus.
  • Another 5,000 students will study at ASU Polytechnic, in Mesa.

This fall, ASU is welcoming its second-largest class ever of first-year students or freshman. First-generation students make up more than 35% of ASU’s undergraduate students. 
ASU also saw growth in online-only student enrollment. However international student enrollment declined from more than 9,000 students to approximately 8,000 due to travel restrictions and challenges related to the pandemic. 

→  Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona 

Rocio Hernandez was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2020 to 2022.