Enrollment continues to climb at Kennesaw State
University sees fall 2016 gains in total number of students
KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 27, 2016) — Kennesaw State University enrolled a total of 35,018 students for fall 2016, a 5 percent increase over the previous year, according to a recent official tally from the Office of the Registrar.
Kennesaw State’s enrollment growth reflects a 6 percent jump in the number of beginning freshman and transfer students, and a 12 percent increase in new graduate students from fall 2015 to fall 2016.
“These increases demonstrate that Kennesaw State continues to be viewed as a desirable campus destination in Georgia,” said Interim President Houston Davis. “Despite the enrollment declines we’re seeing across higher education, students are opting to attend Kennesaw State because of its quality, affordability and comprehensive program offerings across 13 academic colleges.”
Using categories defined by the University System of Georgia, here’s a look at Kennesaw State’s most recent enrollment numbers:
New Student Enrollment Fall 2015 Fall 2016 % Change
Beginning Freshman Student Enrollment 4,873 5,182 6%
Transfer Student Enrollment 2,639 2,786 6%
New Graduate Student Enrollment 703 786 12%
Total Enrollment Fall 2015 Fall 2016 % Change
Kennesaw State University Total Enrollment 33,252 35,018 5%
Total Undergraduate Enrollment 30,480 32,166 5%
Total Graduate Enrollment 2,772 2,852 3%
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.