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FSU Graduate School projected to see record enrollment

Florida State University
Posted at 3:09 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 15:09:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Graduate School at Florida State University is projecting a record increase in enrollment for the start of the academic year.

FSU’s Graduate School received more than 10,000 applications for the fall 2019 term and has already seen a six percent increase in enrollment over the previous year.

While the official numbers for the new academic year have yet to be finalized, the summer’s new graduate student enrollment increased by 47 percent compared to 2017.

Administrators attribute the growth to the focus on student success taking place university-wide, as well as the Graduate School’s efforts to attract the world’s best and brightest.

The Graduate School’s enrollment team has been working in lockstep with campus partners within the colleges and departments, as well as with financial aid and admissions, to help prospective students get the personalized assistance they need to ensure their success at Florida State.

FSU graduate students received a record $4.2 million in external funding during the 2017-2018 academic year, an increase since bringing in just over $800,000 in 2011.

Funding has come from several notable organizations such as the American Heart Association, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Florida Education Fund, Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the National Institutes of Health.

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