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FAMU enrollment down by 10 percent amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 5:45 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 17:45:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The highest of seven hills in Tallahassee may have a few hundred fewer students walking around this semester.

Florida A&M University leaders tell say while enrollment is steady there could be about 350 fewer people on campus this year.

The vice president of Student Affairs, William Hudson says they're cautiously optimistic right no .because they started orientation later this year, due to the pandemic.

They're projecting about a 10 percent decrease, which could impact the school's budget.

The university is continuing enrollment, hoping those numbers even out.

"It is all fluid right now due to COVID-19 so we're working on a budget, we're working on enrollment management, all the information that students will need to successfully enroll," said Hudson. "We're communicating on a daily basis to help students enroll for the fall term."

Classes start on Aug. 24, so there's still time for enrollment numbers to increase.

The last day for students to add or drop a class is August 28.