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Enrollments

The table below charts student-body enrollments from 1872 through 2009. Enrollment figures before 1968-69 indicate total enrollment (number of students attending at least part of an academic year), except 1944 (special), which indicates winter, spring, and summer under the accelerated war program. Beginning with the 1968-69 academic year, figures represent total fall enrollment (undergraduate and graduate, as well as cooperative education students) on the Blacksburg campus only. Beginning with 1980-81, the figures also include professional enrollment but no longer include cooperative education students unless they were enrolled in courses for credit. The figures for 1968-2009 indicate fall-quarter/semester enrollment only.

1872-73 132
1873-74 197
1874-75 222
1875-76 255
1876-77 224
1877-78 186
1878-79 160
1879-80 50
1880-81 78
1881-82 148
1882-83 163
1883-84 190
1884-85 132
1885-86 98
1886-87 110
1887-88 152
1888-89 127
1889-90 139
1890-91 150
1891-92 135
1892-93 177
1893-94 236
1894-95 325
1895-96 335
1896-97 336
1897-98 333
1898-99 303
1899-1900 343
1900-01 386
1901-02 472
1902-03 627
1903-04 727
1904-05 728
1905-06 619
1906-07 577
1907-08 546
1908-09 565
1909-10 509
1910-11 471
1911-12 463
1912-13 471
1913-14 527
1914-15 490
1915-16 505
1916-17 533
1917-18 519
1918-19 477
1919-20 757
1920-21 798
1921-22 975
1922-23 977
1923-24 1,110
1924-25 1,191
1925-26 1,205
1926-27 1,224
1927-28 1,300
1928-29 1,392
1929-30 1,495
1930-31 1,659
1931-32 1,810
1932-33 1,817
1933-34 1,561
1934-35 1,694
1935-36 1,836
1936-37 2,115
1937-38 2,376
1938-39 2,780
1939-40 3,119
1940-41 3,242
1941-42 3,382
1942-43 3,582
1943-44 1,559
1944 (special) 982
1944-45 738
1945-46 2,331
1946-47 4,971
1947-48 5,458
1948-49 5,689
1949-50 4,857
1950-51 3,948
1951-52 3,259
1952-53 3,215
1953-54 3,322
1954-55 3,747
1955-56 4,420
1956-57 4,786
1957-58 5,138
1958-59 5,318
1959-60 5,496
1960-61 5,747
1961-62 5,827
1962-63 6,358
1963-64 6,555
1964-65 7,305
1965-66 7,711
1966-67 9,064
1967-68 10,254
1968-69 10,289
1969-70 11,028
1970-71 12,043
1971-72 13,282
1972-73 14,471
1973-74 16,367
1974-75 17,470
1975-76 18,477
1976-77 19,314
1977-78 19,648
1978-79 20,261
1979-80 20,780
1980-81 21,069
1981-82 21,584
1982-83 21,510
1983-84 21,357
1984-85 21,454
1985-86 22,044
1986-87 22,345
1987-88 24,988
1988-89 24,280
1989-90 24,926
1990-91 25,568
1991-92 26,257
1992-93 26,003
1993-94 26,030
1994-95 25,842
1995-96 25,492
1996-97 26,645
1997-98 27,208
1998-99 27,663
1999-2000 27,910
2000-01 27,869
2001-02 28,203
2002-03 28,027
2003-04 27,755
2004-05 27,619
2005-06 27,979
2006-07 28,470
2007-08 29,898
2008-09 30,739
2009-10 31,078
2010-11 31,519
2011-12 31,341
2012-13 31,653
2013-14 31,738
2014-15 31,910
2015-16 33,103
2016-17 33,556
2017-18 33,760

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