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[en-rohl-muh nt] /ɛnˈroʊl mənt/
the act or process of enrolling.
the state of being enrolled.
the number of persons enrolled, as for a course or in a school.
Also, enrolment.
Origin of enrollment
1525-35; enroll + -ment
Related forms
preenrollment, noun
reenrollment, noun
superenrollment, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for enrollment
  • Customers' irises are scanned into the database at the time of enrollment.
  • Part-time or full-time enrollment is acceptable as well as enrollment in an accredited film, art or design school.
  • We address the determinants of resident and nonresident tuition and enrollment at public universities.
  • The enrollment rosters for community colleges have never been fuller.
  • After the tightening-up of visa policy, foreign student enrollment has only now recovered to pre-9/11 levels.
  • Rather their objective has shifted to increased enrollment, so as much, with average quality of graduate students visibly falling.
  • The policies in question would ban employers from offering employment contracts that don't include automatic enrollment.
  • There is a lot of talk about school closures, not due to economical reasons, but due to low enrollment.
  • Nor would enrollment in the skilled trades be falling despite excellent salaries.
  • Forcing universities to increase enrollment may decrease a degree's value somewhat, but not by much.
British Dictionary definitions for enrollment


the act of enrolling or state of being enrolled
a list of people enrolled
the total number of people enrolled
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Word Origin and History for enrollment

also enrolment, mid-15c., from Anglo-French enrollement, from Middle French enrollement, from Old French enroller "record in a register" (see enroll).

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