Enrollment Hits Historic High

Montclair State University’s fall 2016 combined undergraduate and graduate student population of 21,000 has broken previous records for enrollment.

Group of Montclair State University students smiling.

The record-breaking count of 16,810 undergraduate students includes approximately 3,000 freshmen and 1,500 new transfer students, making the incoming class of 2020 one of the largest in the University’s 108-year history. The new enrollment figures reflect the University’s successful expansion of its recruitment geography, as well as its growing diversity.

“This year we experienced a 16 percent increase in out-of-state students,” notes President Susan A. Cole. “Our students have come from every county in New Jersey, from 27 states and from many foreign countries. We are proud to have attracted such a diverse and accomplished class of students this year.”