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FALL 1995 ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT SUMMARY

On-campus headcount enrollment increased to 11,927 in Fall 1995, up 388 students (3.4%) from 11,539 in Fall 1994. This was the largest on-campus enrollment ever. Enrollment in Fall 1995 included 10,671 full-time and 1,256 part-time students, of which 10,503 were undergraduates, 859 were graduate students, and 565 were special students enrolled in regular credit courses. There was an increase of 390 full-time and a decrease of two part-time students from Fall 1994. Full-time undergraduate enrollment increased by 359 (3.7%). There was a record number of 2,539 entering class students, up from 2,289 in Fall 1994. Transfers increased from 523 in Fall 1994 to 533 in Fall 1995. The number of enrolled students returning increased, with 6,922 full-time undergraduates returning in Fall 1995, up from 6,816 returning in Fall 1994 and 6,904 in Fall 1993. A large proportion of the increase in enrollment consisted of full-time entering class students.

Applications for admission as entering class students increased 5.1% to 12,314 in Fall 1995 from 11,712 in Fall 1994. Overall, the University accepted 6,989 (56.8%) of its applicants for the entering class, up from 6,167 (52.7%) in Fall 1994. This was the highest acceptance rate since Fall 1973. The yield rate (the percentage of those offered admission who accepted the offer and enrolled) decreased from 37.1% in Fall 1994 to 36.3% in Fall 1995. The percentage of Virginia applicants accepted increased from 54.3% in Fall 1994 to 60.2% in Fall 1995. The yield rate for Virginia applicants decreased from 41.7% in Fall 1994 to 40.4% in Fall 1995. The percentage of out-of-state applicants accepted increased from 50.5% in Fall 1994 to 52.5% in Fall 1995, while the out-of-state yield held steady at 30.7% in Fall 1994 and 30.6% in Fall 1995. The percentage of non-white entering class students in Fall 1995 was 14.0%, down slightly from 14.2% in 1994 (and returning to the Fall 1993 rate). The number of African-American entering class students in Fall 1995 was 160, down seven students from Fall 1994 and equal to the number for Fall 1985. In-state African-American entering class students decreased significantly from 146 to 119. The greatest percentage increases in non-white entering class students since 1986 (ten years) have been Non-Resident Aliens and Hispanics. Non-Resident Alien students have increased by 429% to 37 since Fall 1986, when Non-Resident Alien entering class students numbered only 7. Hispanic students have increased from eleven in Fall 1986 to 41 in Fall 1995. Entering African-American students are down 13% from the 1986 level of 183.

Mean SAT scores, using the current re-centered values, for entering class students in Fall 1995 were 590 verbal, 589 math, and 1,179 composite. The 1995 composite is slightly lower than the re-centered composite of 1,192 for Fall 1994. The 1995 national average SAT composite score was 1,012, while the average for Virginia was 1,000.

The percentage of males in the undergraduate student body (45.7%) decreased slightly from Fall 1994 (46.2%). The percentage of entering class students from out-of-state increased slightly from 34.4% in Fall 1994 to 34.9% in Fall 1995. In-state entering class students increased by 151 while out-of-state entering class students increased by 99. Out-of-state students accounted for 28.0% of JMU's total on-campus enrollment in Fall 1995, compared with 26.3% in Fall 1994.

Graduate enrollment increased from 795 in Fall 1994 to 859 in Fall 1995. Full-time graduate enrollment increased from 428 in Fall 1994 to 462 in Fall 1995. Graduate students account for 7.2% of on-campus enrollment, up slightly from 6.9% in Fall 1994.

Ten-year summary tables appear on the reverse side of this page. More detailed enrollment tables will be published in the 1995-96 James Madison University Statistical Summary. Copies of the Statistical Summary will be sent to departmental offices and placed on reserve in Carrier Library. Select pages from the Statistical Summary will also be available through the Internet on the Campus Wide Information System.


TABLE 1
Total Fall On-Campus Headcount Enrollment, 1986-1995


    Fall           Undergraduate        Graduate           Special             Total       
1986                8,718               557                482             9,757 
1987                9,060               605                461            10,126 
1988                9,434               600                491            10,525 
1989                9,557               628                524            10,709 
1990                9,680               713                618            11,011 
1991                9,946               766                552            11,264 
1992                9,787               815                601            11,203 
1993                9,927               811                616            11,354 
1994               10,152               795                592            11,539 
1995               10,503               859                565            11,927 
 

TABLE 2
Entering Class Acceptances and SAT Scores, 1986-1995


                                                                               Mean SAT    
                                                                   Percent     Composite   
    Fall                 Applied        Accepted       Enrolled       Accepted    (Recentered)  

1986                  11,080          4,018          1,897           36.3         1,159 
1987                  11,582          4,128          1,957           35.6         1,173 
1988                  13,550          4,202          2,034           31.0         1,182 
1989                  12,061          4,332          1,923           35.9         1,183 
1990                  11,198          4,845          1,912           43.3         1,179 
1991                  11,726          5,225          2,123           44.6         1,187 
1992                  11,832          5,201          2,042           44.0         1,187 
1993                  11,223          5,285          2,082           47.1         1,192 
1994                  11,712          6,167          2,289           52.7         1,192 
1995                  12,314          6,989          2,539           56.8         1,179 
 

TABLE 3
Entering Class Enrollment by Ethnic Origin 1986-1995


                                                                          Non-               
             African-    American-                 Asian-               Resident             
  Fall       American      Indian     Hispanic    American      White      Alien      Total   

1986          183             3         11           31       1,662          7      1,897 
1987          189             3         16           30       1,712          7      1,957 
1988          246             2         50           47       1,685          4      2,034 
1989          247             0         19           54       1,597          6      1,923 
1990          223             4         18           57       1,598         12      1,912 
1991          211             3         22           66       1,807         14      2,123 
1992          187             2         26           80       1,734         13      2,042 
1993          167             5         29           70       1,790         21      2,082 
1994          167             4         34           95       1,963         26      2,289 
1995          160             7         41          111       2,183         37      2,539 

 

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