Arizona State University is bigger, more diverse, and is proof that academic excellence and broad access can exist simultaneously.

ASU enrollment in the 21st Century

Over the last 20 years, from fall 2001 to fall 2021, the quantitative and qualitative growth of ASU’s total student enrollment tells an impressive and important story – one that demonstrates our commitment to our University Charter.

ASU’s enrollment size has grown exponentially since 2001 – 144%. And, even more notable than our rising enrollment numbers, is the growth in the diversity of our students, the increase in our first generation college students, and the excellence found within our academic community.

A top public university

Based on student outcomes including retention and graduation rate.

U.S. News & World Report

ASU enrollment reaches highest ever levels for Fall 2021



students taking classes in person across ASU’s campuses and other locations


students are taking classes through ASU Online


International students from 152 countries are enrolled in on-campus and online degree programs

Nearly 28,000

graduate students are enrolled in on-campus and online degree programs

ASU enrollment growth by the numbers

Fall 2020 First-Year Student Profile

Campus Immersion


Average high school GPA


Average SAT score


Average ACT score

Top 25%

Average high school rank

ASU first-year student enrollment has grown across all populations