VSU Breaks 30-year Record For Enrollment Of New Students 

Virginia State University reports the largest  year-to-year  enrollment increase in a decade. 

As colleges across the nation continue to experience a decline in undergraduate enrollment, Virginia State University is recording its second straight year of record-high numbers. The fall 2022-23 incoming class is the University’s largest incoming class of new students in more than three decades. VSU welcomed more than 1700 new students (first-time freshmen and transfer students). This is an increase of more than 550 new students over this same time last year. The 53% increase in first-time students marks the second consecutive year of record enrollment at VSU.

The fall 2022 University enrollmentgrew by 349 students for a total enrollment of 4649 students. This is an increase of more than 8 percent over fall 2021. The increase is the single largest year-to-year increase in enrollment at VSU in over a decade—topping the 7 percent increase the University experienced in fall 2021.

“Several factors contribute to our continued success," said Dr. Donald E. Palm, VSU Executive Vice President and Provost. “These include our outstanding faculty and staff, our growing academic programs, the unyielding support of our alumni and donors, and the tremendous leadership of our Board of Visitors and President. We all work together to ensureGreater Happens Hereat Virginia State University. We encourage our Trojans to continue working with us to share our story of a transformative VSU education.”

The opportunity and access to a world-class education combined with the nurturing VSU atmosphere have contributed to attracting and retaining students. The University consistently ranks among the top “Bang for your Buck” institutions and among the best overall HBCUs, further emphasizing the University’s qualities and attributes. In addition, VSU offers free tuition for qualified local students.

“We are not only excited about the growth in our numbers, but we also celebrate the academic acumen of our incoming students,” said Dr. Alexis Brooks-Walter, Associate Vice-Provost for Enrollment Management. “The average grade point average of our new students exceeds 3.0. VSU granted more than 300 academic scholarships for incoming students in fall 2022.”

Virginia State University is committed to preparing a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach.For additional information, to apply for attendance, or to invest in greater at Virginia State University, visit VSU.edu.Students interested in scheduling a campus visit should contact admissions@vsu.edu.