HIGHLIGHTS

 

The semester enrollment report is based on information taken from the Universityís student information system at the time of the semesterís 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report requirements.Reports generated later in the semester using the live files will reflect students who have withdrawn from courses and the counts will, therefore, be smaller than these official counts.

 

For fall 2003, 11,375 undergraduates are enrolled at Montclair State University. Most (98.4 percent) are degree-seeking students and 79.0 percent attend full-time.This is a 4.0 percent increase from fall 2002ís undergraduate count of 10,939.

 

The average credit load for full-time undergraduates is 14.5 credits and for part-time students it is 6.7 credits.

 

Freshmen and sophomores make up 26.4 and 19.4 percent of undergraduates, while juniors and seniors are 24.4 and 29.7 percent, respectively.

 

Sixty-two percent of undergraduates are female.For those students who supply this information, 10.6 percent identify themselves as African American, 5.8 percent as Asian, 17.0 percent as Hispanic, 0.3 as Native American and 56.4 percent as White.Almost 5 percent of undergraduates are international students.††

 

More than half, 54.8 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 20.1 percent of undergraduates (2,292) have not yet declared a major.

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Almost a third (32 percent) of full-time undergraduates live on-campus this fall, compared to a quarter (25 percent) in the fall of 2002.The number of freshmen living on-campus this fall has increased over 4 percent; to 41.2 percent to 36.7 percent in the fall of 2002.

 

At the graduate level, 3,829 students are enrolled in fall 2003; an increase of 2.5 percent over last year.Fifty-eight percent are degree-seeking and most, 79.4 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 4.4 hours.

 

For the Graduate students who do supply this information, 9.4 percent report they are African American, 3.9 percent are Asian, 7.4 percent are Hispanic, and 75 percent are White.Almost 4 percent are international students, and predominantly graduate students are female (70.7 percent).

 

Sixty-one 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 and Disorders.