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Marquette releases the fall enrollment statistics for 2023

The incoming first-year class is 1,882 students with 33% of the incoming student population being students of color, 23% first-generation and 10% commuters.
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Enrollment statistics include retention and graduation rates.

Marquette University recently released its fall 2023 enrollment, retention and graduation rate statistics. Here are a few things to know:

How many students are enrolled in the Class of 2027?

The incoming first-year class is 1,882 students with 33% of the incoming student population being students of color, 23% first-generation and 10% commuters.

In fall 2022, Marquette welcomed 1,977 students — the largest class enrolled since fall 2018 and most diverse undergraduate class in the university’s history.

How many students does Marquette currently have?

Marquette is home to 7,652 undergraduate students. In 2022, there were 7,528 undergraduate students.

Graduate program enrollment has also increased with 3,721 graduate and professional students enrolled at Marquette compared to last year’s enrollment of 3,639 students. The incoming graduate student population was the most diverse in university history, with students of color representing 25% and women representing 62% of enrolled graduate and professional students.

What is Marquette’s retention rate?

The Class of 2026 was retained at 91.4% — the highest first-to-second-year retention rate in recent university history. At 86.3%, the first-to-third-year retention rate is the second highest in recent history.

For the eighth time, Marquette’s six-year graduation rate is above 80%.

Where can I find the full reports?

Statistics are available through the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis interactive reports. These reports include student enrollment and full-time equivalent enrollment, first-year student profile, transfer student profile and more.

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Hope Moses is a senior from Milwaukee, Wisconsin studying journalism and peace studies at the university and the Executive Director of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-2024 school year. Prior to this position, she served as the Editor of Diversity and Inclusion for the organization and the inaugural Foley Fellow for the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. Outside of the Wire, she enjoys playing tennis, creating art and binge-watching tv shows.

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