Mansfield University increases total enrollment 7.8% in Fall 2020

MANSFIELD – Mansfield University announced a 7.8% increase in total headcount enrollment for Fall 2020 compared to Fall 2019, marking the second consecutive year of enrollment growth for the university.

Overall headcount enrollment at Mansfield University has grown 9.5% since Fall 2018, the largest two-year increase for the State System University.

“Growth in our enrollment during a pandemic reflects the hard work our students, faculty, and staff have accomplished over this past year,” said Mansfield University President, Dr. Charles Patterson. “Our students are resilient and Mansfield University is still proving to be an accessible and affordable option for the region and the state.”

The total headcount for Fall 2020 is 1792, a 7.8% increase over the Fall 2019 headcount of 1663.  The university’s enrollment growth builds on the momentum established in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, when the university’s enrollment also increased.

The total number of returning students saw a 10% increase in Fall 2020 over last year’s returning student figure.

Currently enrolled students represent five countries, 22 states and the District of Columbia. Represented states include: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.

While the Fall 2020 semester is just beginning, preparation is already underway for Spring 2021. Registration for spring classes begins in mid-October. Classes will continue to be offered both online and face-to-face, with the Spring 2021 semester set to begin February 1, 2021.

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is a public, regional university committed to providing affordable and accessible education that fosters positive social mobility for a diverse population. The university offers personalized and transformative degree programs, taught by accomplished faculty, that meet the needs of regional, state and global economies. By developing talented graduates who influence industry and enrich communities, Mansfield’s impact begins in Northcentral Pennsylvania and extends around the world. Founded in 1857, Mansfield University is one of 14 institutions that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Learn more at