University's Fall 2007 class sets a new high
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Student's on campusCalifornia State University, Stanislaus welcomed another record freshman class as enrollment for the current fall semester rose above 8,800 students for the first time.

Final tally for the fall 2007 semester shows a 5.5 percent climb to another record high of 8,836 students, including a 5.8 percent jump to a new mark of 6,640 “full-time equivalent" students who are taking full class loads. A 4.5 percent rise in the freshman class to 988 students plus a 9 percent increase to 1,100 students at the University's Stockton Center contributed to the record-setting numbers.

As the University puts the finishing touches on the newly opened state-of-the-art Naraghi Hall of Science as a drawing card for new students, it is evident that graduating high school students are increasingly choosing CSU Stanislaus. Freshmen enrollment has climbed dramatically by 69 percent over the past seven years.

Student in line for Cashier's OfficeOf the freshman class this year, the majority comes from Stanislaus (426), Merced (197), and San Joaquin (152) counties. New freshmen from Merced County are up 24 percent over the previous year.

A number of successful programs have increased regional high school students' exposure to CSU Stanislaus while getting them on the preparation track for college. Among them are the University's Early College program, which offers college-level classes to high school students, the October 20 Preview Day for prospective students and their families, and the October 12 Chicano/Latino Youth Conference.

The University continued to attract nearly 1,000 new transfer students, with additional numbers expected to enroll from the community college ranks in the spring 2008 semester. A majority of the University’s new transfer students comes from regional community colleges – Modesto (333), Merced (161), San Joaquin Delta (150), and Columbia (23). Merced College transfer numbers are up 12 percent.

While a substantial number of new students are stated "undecided" for their majors, the most popular programs for declared major students were Business Administration, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Psychology.
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