4. INCREASE THE STUDENT BODY TO 27,000 EXCELLENT STUDENTS.
Stony Brook will continue to grow, increasing enrollment from 23,350 students in 2007 to 27,000—9,500 graduate students and 17,500 undergraduates, 2,000 of whom will be at Southampton. The University will provide New York State residents affordable access to education of the highest quality, while increasing the numbers of out-of-state and international students to give all students the benefits of a geographically diverse student body provided by the great public universities that are Stony Brook’s peers.
Doctoral enrollment will increase, and Stony Brook will expand master’s-level education to provide a select array of offerings that meet student demand and workforce needs. These will include five-year baccalaureate/master’s programs. Mechanisms such as incentive-based budgeting will encourage development and expansion of high-priority programs.
This growth will require additional faculty and student affairs staff and expanded campus services and facilities, including state-of-the-art classrooms. Additional residence halls are scheduled to open in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.