Student enrollment for fall 2019 shows an increase in student body
BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER
Mason continues to be the largest public university in Virginia with 37,873 students as of fall 2019, according to the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness. Of that population, 26,696 were undergrads at Mason.
Mason welcomed its largest freshman class in history with enrollment at 3,711. Of total enrollment, 81 percent are in-state students and 43 percent are from minority race/ethnic groups.
Each year, the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness records student demographics, including the total number of undergraduate students, the total number of graduate students and other defining characteristics.
Compared to fall 2018, there is an increase in 580 students. In fall 2018 the total enrollment was 37,293. From that population, only 26,277 students were undergraduates.
Between the fall 2018 semester and the fall 2019 semester, the number of degree-seeking students has increased from 25,546 to 26,050.
In addition to the number of degree-seeking students increasing, the total number of graduate students has increased from 10,466 to 10,578.