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Stockton Sees Highest Freshmen Enrollment in History

Its total population is up to 8,400.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is developing a plan to keep down the number of transfer students the college receives while increasing the number of first time students.

“We can’t just keep growing,” Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp said following the college’s Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19. “I haven’t seen the data yet, but I suspect we don’t have the space for more than 9,500 and 10,000 students.”

Saatkamp made the comments following a meeting in which the school reported its first incoming freshman class of over 1,000 students.

According to the college’s preliminary enrollment numbers, there are 1,003 first-time freshman on campus this fall. That number is up 3 percent from last year.

The total student population at Stockton College this fall, including graduate and undergraduate students, is 8,400.

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