semester enrollment report is based on information taken from the University’s
student information system at the time of the semester’s census date (the tenth
day of classes). These figures reflect
how many Montclair State University students are enrolled in courses at the end
of this business day. This definition
follows the New Jersey S.U.R.E. enrollment report requirements. Reports generated later in the semester will
reflect students who have withdrawn from courses and will, therefore, be
smaller than these official counts.
In fall 2002, 10,939 undergraduates are enrolled at
Montclair State University. Most (98.4 percent) are degree-seeking students and
77.2 percent attend full-time. This is
a 5.1 percent increase from fall 2001’s undergraduate count of 10,404.
The average credit load for full-time undergraduates
is 14.3 credits and for part-time students it is 6.6 credits.
Freshmen and sophomores make up 26.8 and 19.7
percent of undergraduates, while juniors and seniors are 23.6 and 29.9 percent,
Six out of ten undergraduates are female. For those students who supply this
information, 11.6 percent identify themselves as African American, 5.3 percent
as Asian, 16.6 percent as Hispanic, 0.2 as Native American and 61.3 percent as
White. An additional 5.0 percent are
More than half, 55.7 percent, of undergraduates list
Essex, Bergen or Passaic as their county of origin.
The five undergraduate majors with the most students
enrolled are: Business Administration,
Psychology, Human Ecology, English, and Biology.
About 21.5 percent of undergraduates (2,347) have
not yet declared a major.
At the graduate level, 3,734 students are enrolled
in fall 2002; an increase of 8.2 percent over last year. Fifty-nine percent are degree-seeking and
most, 80.7 percent, attend as part-time students.
For full-time graduate students, the average credit
load this semester is 10.7 hours and for part-time students it is 4.2 hours.
Graduate students are predominantly (71.1 percent)
female. For those who do supply this
information, 10.5 percent report they are African American, 3.8 percent are
Asian, 7.0 percent are Hispanic, and 74.0 percent are White. An additional 4.7 percent are international
Sixty percent of enrolled graduate students are from
Bergen, Essex and Passaic counties.
The five graduate majors that enroll the most
students are: Business Administration,
Counseling, Teaching, Administration and Supervision, Communication Sciences