Enrollment up 6.9% over last year
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2016) — Kentucky State University enrollment numbers are up this year for the first time since the fall of 2013. There are 109 more students on campus this year, an increase of 6.9 percent, for 1,694 total students, as of Sept. 15.
“We worked very hard in instilling the richness of our academic programs,” said Interim President Dr. Aaron Thompson. “We offered book scholarships to all of our students. We used our other scholarships in proactive ways to attract and keep students.”
The average high school GPA for the fall 2016 incoming class grew to nearly 3.1, while the average ACT score held steady from last fall at 19. The average GPA of incoming freshmen is up from 2.7 in fall 2013, 2.8 in 2014 and 3.0 in 2015.
The incoming class has shown growth in all areas: first-time freshmen (7.5 percent), transfer students (49.6 percent), graduate students (16 percent), dual credit students (84.8 percent) and part-time students (41.2 percent).
“The staff and faculty of Kentucky State have dedicated themselves to helping our current students, as well as our potential students, feel that this a home that they can enjoy living and studying in to become an active 21st century citizen,” Thompson said. “I credit our wonderful faculty and staff for their hard work in making our students feel special.”