Adams State enrollment remains steady

ALAMOSA – Adams State University starts the fall semester with consistent enrollment from 2020. Adams State’s total student enrollment was 3,040, compared to 3,039 a year ago.

“We know last year during the pandemic all students struggled with remaining engaged while adapting to changing circumstances,” said Adams State President Cheryl D. Lovell. “We are pleased to have remained stable and with new programs being developed we believe the future will see growth in our undergraduate enrollment.”

Adams State Grizz Bizz Days and New Student Orientation were well attended and the fall semester has been off to a great start with student activities, sports events and other community events.

Overall, total credits of enrollment increased from last year, although the total number of students including graduate and undergraduate, remains the same. Students are taking more credits per semester, leading to earlier degree completion. Adams State has approximately 1740 undergraduate students and 1300 graduate students enrolled thus far this fall.

The high school concurrent programs are seeing strong growth and a higher percentage of Adams State undergraduate students are the first in their families to pursue a college degree.

Several new programs, such as the grant-funded Back to Work program through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, can help displaced workers earn credentials or a degree with scholarships and support services. Chayne Boutillette, Adams State COSI director, can be contacted at 719-587-7061 for more information about getting a certificate or degree to get back into the workforce.

A full 2021 student census report is available at

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