The campus has been assigned an enrollment
target of 24,000 FTES for the 2001-2002 academic year, an increase
of 1,175 FTES over the current year's target and 906 FTES over this
year's actual enrollment. Because the campus received substantially
increased numbers of applications for next year from both first-time
freshmen and upper-division transfers, the new, higher target may
once again be exceeded.
The campus is rapidly approaching the
maximum enrollment that can be accommodated with existing facilities.
Accordingly, the President has formally requested that the freshman
class be declared an impacted category. It will be necessary to
impose a series of successive 50-percent cuts in the rate of enrollment
growth over the next several years to avoid enrolling more students
than can be accommodated.
The campus has also been assigned a target
of 1,145 FTES for its first state-supported summer term in 2001.
With both somewhat lower fees and State University Grants available
to matriculated summer students for the first time, initial demand
has been very strong. It is likely that the actual enrollment will
exceed the target by a significant amount.