YSU enrollment down 4.3 percent


Enrollment at Youngstown State University is down 4.3 percent, or 654 students, this semester, according to official preliminary numbers released by the university today.

Headcount enrollment – the actual number of individual students enrolled – is 14,540 this semester, down from 15,194 last fall semester.

Full-time equivalent enrollment — a measure that is used in budgeting at both the university and state levels — is also down 3.5 percent.

Because YSU budgeted for a 1 percent increase in FTE enrollment this year, the drop in enrollment means a loss of about $4.5 million in what was budgeted for the university’s general fund. That is on top of a projected $1.7 million deficit already in the general fund budget.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Vindicator or vindy.com

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