YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The streets and parking garages at Youngstown State University didn’t take long to fill up Wednesday morning despite a 6.5 percent enrollment decline.
The fall semester kicked off Wednesday with slightly more than 12,300 students, which is about 850 fewer students than last year.
Enrollment for the freshman class is down about 300 students. University officials blame the decrease in a change from open enrollment school. That means the university no longer accepts every student that applies.
Students and faculty using parking decks need to have the proper paperwork. Students can park free next to select parking meters this week only, courtesy of Home Savings Bank.
Help stations are also set up for those who need help finding buildings and classrooms.