MSU Sets Enrollment Record of 13,559 Students

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – MSU officials say a record 13,559 students have enrolled at the university this fall.

That is 795 more students than the previous record set in 2009 and marks the fourth out of the last five years that MSU has set an enrollment record.

A record 2,571 freshmen have enrolled at the university this fall, breaking the previous record of 2,281 in 2009. This year’s figures include 100 students who are enrolled in Gallatin College Programs, MSU’s recently renamed two-year programs.

Enrollment also grew among in-state and out-of-state students. About 70 percent of this fall’s students are Montana residents.

University President Waded Cruzado says the “record enrollment is a recognition of the excellent education students receive at MSU.”