As California State University campuses shifted to mostly virtual classes this spring and closed their campuses, many college officials across the state worried that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic would devastate enrollments this fall.
But just two months into the fall semester, more than half of the 23 campuses in the nation’s largest public university system have seen enrollment gains, bucking a national trend.
The picture isn’t rosy for every university, but among the 12 that saw gains, some have dealt with the coronavirus’s effects and are reporting high enrollments including Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Fullerton, CSU Dominguez Hill and Cal State Long Beach.
Cal State Fullerton, saw historic growth of 3.9% to 41,408 students this fall, its largest enrollment ever. Other CSU campuses saw enrollment gains stand in stark contrast to what is happening nationally to other public universities and community colleges. Continue reading in EdSource.