Enrollment growth is at an all-time high at Arizona’s public universities. According to the 2017 Fall Enrollment Report, total enrollment is at 179,102, which is among the largest one-year increase ever recorded.
Headcount enrollment in the Arizona university system rose 4.3 percent between fall 2016 and fall 2017 with undergraduate enrollment up 4.1 percent and graduate enrollment increasing 4.9 percent.
Overall, Arizona State University reported an increase of 5.5 percent, Northern Arizona University reported a 2.4 percent increase, and the University of Arizona reported a 2.8 percent increase. Over the last five years, headcount and FTE enrollment has grown 24.6 percent and 21 percent respectively.
With more students earning degrees in Arizona, the state’s supply of highly qualified workers will continue to expand and contribute to economic vitality while providing prosperity for individuals.