Despite an effort to hold enrollment to about the same as last year’s, Cal State Fullerton this fall has increased by 412 students to an all-time high of 24,828, the university announced.
The 29-year-old university, which is the largest four-year institution in Orange County, tried to halt enrollment growth last winter because of insufficient classroom space and worries about state funding for the 1988-89 school year. Registration was cut off earlier than ever in many of the university’s more crowded departments.
The state this summer gave the college only enough money for 2,416 students, about the same as last fall, according to university officials.
But despite the no-growth efforts this year, more students enrolled, the university said. Undergraduate students increased by 310 to 20,539, and the number of graduate students grew by 102 to 4,289.