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 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu