YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University started its fall semester Wednesday with increased enrollment and residence halls at capacity.
YSU said its freshman class this year is the strongest in the university’s history. There are 12,801 students registered for fall semester, up 426 students from the first day of classes last year, according to unofficial student counts.
It was the university’s first fall-to-fall enrollment increase since 2010.
The incoming freshman class also boasts the highest standardized test scores and high school grade point averages in YSU’s history.
“Reversing the trend on enrollment is a major step forward as we continue to focus on increasing excellence across campus,” YSU President Jim Tressel said. “While growing enrollment will remain a priority, we also are working hard to ensure that, once here at YSU, students have the resources to find success, graduate on time, with as little debt as possible and with a job.”