Historical Enrollment
Fall Terms, 1859 - 2015(a)

Year Enrollment Year Enrollment Year Enrollment Year Enrollment
1859-60
80
1899-00
384
1939-40
3,475
1979-80
18,329
1860-61
90
1900-01
412
1940-41
3,728
1980-81
18,603
1861-62
(*)
1901-02
406
1941-42
3,752
1981-82
18,677
1862-63
(*)
1902-03
434
1942-43
3,640
1982-83
18,401
1863-64
(*)
1903-04
480
1943-44
1,710
1983-84
18,426
1864-65
(*)
1904-05
515
1944-45
1,766
1984-85
18,888
1865-66
(*)
1905-06
568
1945-46
2,608
1985-86
19,056
1866-67
(m)
1906-07
600
1946-47
6,290
1986-87
19,363
1867-68
85
1907-08
616
1947-48
7,235
1987-88
19,502
1868-69
(m)
1908-09
701
1948-49
7,660
1988-89
20,553
1869-70
90
1909-10
760
1949-50
7,284
1989-90
21,701
1870-71
83
1910-11
737
1950-51
6,641
1990-91
21,537
1871-72
103
1911-12
750
1951-52
5,757
1991-92
21,836
1872-73
101
1912-13
731
1952-53
6,421
1992-93
21,551
1873-74
108
1913-14
754
1953-54
6,747
1993-94
21,363
1874-75
88
1914-15
702
1954-55
7,059
1994-95
21,226
1875-76
104
1915-16
810
1955-56
7,913
1995-96
22,122
1876-77
108
1916-17
877
1956-57
8,410
1996-97
21,778
1877-78
238
1917-18
728
1957-58
8,076
1997-98
21,505
1878-79
279
1918-19
1,180
1958-59
8,519
1998-99
21,775
1879-80
229
1919-20
1,177
1959-60
8,547
1999-2000
22,120
1880-81
182
1920-21
1,075
1960-61
8,829
2000-01
21,860
1881-82
125
1921-22
1,179
1961-62
9,270
2001-02
22,469
1882-83
130
1922-23
1,335
1962-63
8,954
2002-03
23,276
1883-84
126
1923-24
1,370
1963-64
9,844
2003-04
23,152
1884-85
120
1924-25
1,433
1964-65
10,785
2004-05
22,928
1885-86
145
1925-26
1,445
1965-66
11,903
2005-06
23,333
1886-87
185
1926-27
1,605
1966-67
12,643
2006-07
23,547
1887-88
171
1927-28
1,595
1967-68
13,236
2007-08
24,137
1888-89
209
1928-29
1,640
1968-69
13,877
2008-09
24,530
1889-90
254
1929-30
1,687
1969-70
14,525
2009-10
24,602
1890-91
284
1930-31
1,730
1970-71
14,229
2010-11
25,078
1891-92
255
1931-32
1,877
1971-72
14,503
2011-12
25,469
1892-93
243
1932-33
1,578
1972-73
14,528
2012-13
25,134
1893-94
256
1933-34
1,510
1973-74
15,705
2013-14
24,864
1894-95
271
1934-35
1,728
1974-75
16,013
2014-15
25,912
1895-96
297
1935-36
2,150
1975-76
17,044
2015-16
27,287
1896-97
361
1936-37
2,403
1976-77
17,523
2016-17
28,290
1897-98
342
1937-38
2,723
1977-78
17,977
1898-99
259
1938-39
2,988
1978-79
18,105

(a) Prior to 1942-43 figures represent enrollment for the regular session only.
(m) Missing
(*) Closed during Civil War

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