For the third consecutive year, Delaware State University has broken its enrollment record with a fall semester 2012 total enrollment of 4,425 students – which marks the first time the institution has gone over the 4,400 threshold.
The record 4,425 enrollment surpasses the previous record of 4,178 set in in the fall of 2011. The 2012 enrollment figures include a record 3,955 undergraduates and a record 470 graduate students (master and doctoral students).
The University enrolled 1,041 new freshmen this fall, fall short of last year’s record of 1,085.
“While the number of students is going up, the quality of the students entering DSU as indicated by their high school grade point average and their SAT reading and mathematics scores, are also higher than ever before,” said DSU President Harry L. Williams.
Last month it was announced that DSU has moved up from 15th to 13th in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country.