Grand Valley State University sets record enrollment with fall’s incoming class
It’s also the most diverse first-year class in GVSU’s 63-year history.
Grand Valley State University’s Class of 2027 is the largest in the school’s history. The 4,974 students is an increase of 24.6% over last year’s incoming class.
“It is also the most diverse incoming class we’ve ever had with just under 1,400 students of color which is 28% of the class.”
GVSU President Dr. Philomena V. Mantella broke down this diverse class further discovering more record-breaking numbers. Enrollment of first-year African American or Black students is up 51.6%, and the number of first-year Hispanic/Latino students is up 41.8%.
And the university set another enrollment record with 2,149 first-generation students. It also continues attracting veterans to its programs with first-year veteran enrollment up 19% over last year.
Overall, GVSU’s total enrollment stands at 22,269 which is a 3% increase over fall of 2022.