IU Southeast enrollment, credit hours break all-time record in fall 2011

9th September 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (Sept. 8, 2011) – Indiana University Southeast has more students taking more classes than ever before, according to total enrollment and credit hour numbers for the fall 2011 semester.

Total enrollment for the fall 2011 semester is 7,256 students, which is an increase of 1.1 percent over fall 2010.

“This is an exciting time at IU Southeast. On behalf of the student body, I couldn’t be happier to see increased enrollment,” said IU Southeast Student Government Association president Josh Kornberg. “We are continuing to see increased involvement, which ultimately leads to long-term retention.”

The University also broke the record for highest number of credit hours with 73,840, a 0.7 percent increase over 2010.

The academic accomplishments of the incoming freshman class are recognized in increases in the average high school GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores. The average GPA score increased 0.34 points to a likely all-time high of 3.30. The average SAT score increased five points to 954, and the average ACT score increased 0.39 points to 20.36.

Additionally, the percentage of minority students increased slightly to a total of 11.8 percent, a 0.2 percent increase over fall 2010.

“The University has come a long way in its 70 years of existence. When we began in 1941, there were a total of 291 students. Just seven short decades later, we set our all-time enrollment high with more than 7,200,” said Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles. “This record-breaking enrollment clearly demonstrates that the campus has become a top choice – particularly for local students.”

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