Arizona State University opens academic year with record student numbers

PHOENIX — Arizona State University started the new school year last week with its highest enrollment ever, eclipsing 140,000 Sun Devils in person and online.

ASU welcomed 140,759 undergraduate and graduate students to its main Tempe campus, satellite campuses and online programs when classes began Thursday, the school said.

The student body is more than 4% larger than it was in fall 2021.

“ASU is growing because there is a strong demand for knowledge and a need for creative and effective solutions to the challenges facing our nation and planet,” ASU President Michael Crow said in a statement. an article from ASU News.

“Students who are ready and eager to develop their intellect and make a positive impact have a place at ASU. We welcome learners from all backgrounds, perspectives and interests, and we look forward to helping them flourish. »

In-person enrollment at ASU is 79,000 students, up 3.2% from a year ago. This includes film and new/emerging media students at the brand new Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) center at Mesa.

ASU Online saw an even bigger jump, nearly 7% to over 61,000 students.

International students are flocking to ASU programs, with more than 13,000 enrolled for online or on-campus offerings, up 23.6% from fall 2021.

More than a quarter of fall 2022 enrollees are taking classes at ASU for the first time.

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