SRU enrollment spring enrollment eclipses 8,000 students


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Slippery Rock University’s enrollment for the spring 2021 semester is 8,100 students, including a record number of 1,450 graduate students.

Feb. 9, 2021

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Enrollment at Slippery Rock University for the spring 2021 semester is 8,100 students, according to the official 15-day count that was released today, Feb. 9, the 15th day of class for the semester. The 15-day count is used for national and state reporting purposes.

While overall enrollment is down by 148 students compared to spring 2020, the graduate student population at SRU has increased by 161 students to 1,450, a record for any spring semester.

Amanda Yale


Of the 1,461 SRU freshmen enrolled for fall 2020, 91% have returned for the spring 2021 semester, a percentage comparable to last year when 92% of spring semester freshmen were retained from the fall 2019 semester.

"It is not surprising to see enrollment for spring 2021 slightly down as compared to last spring, given the current environment with the pandemic," said Amanda Yale, SRU chief enrollment management officer. "We are encouraged by the percentage of first-year students we retained from the fall semester, and by our continued record number of graduate students enrolled at SRU. Students are persevering during challenging times and we're grateful to serve students in their pursuit of higher education and setting them up to succeed."

Out-of-state enrollment rose slightly, by 23 students to 789, as nearly a tenth of the student population is from outside of Pennsylvania.

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