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Virginia Tech Historical Data Book, Section 2.2:
Enrollment (1872-1971)

The table below records student body enrollment during the university's first century. 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.

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

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