An August press release by Prairie View A&M stated that “the university is currently trending 8% ahead of last year’s certified enrollment of 8,762. That surge is driven in large part by a nearly 15.0 percent increase in the number of first-time, full-time freshmen. Additionally, PVAMU has noted a 2-4% increase in retention for continuing students.”
It added that: “Though the university continues to provide residential housing for about 65% of its undergraduate students, including students with families, the unprecedented growth has caused higher demand for on-campus and near-campus housing.”
Interim President Ruth J. Simmons, who served as president of Brown University from 2001 to 2012, said PVAMU is working hard to help the students that it isn’t able to house on-campus.