NEW ALBANY, Ind. (Sept. 8, 2014) – Indiana University recently released enrollment numbers for its campuses across the state.
A total of 114,382 IU students were enrolled on eight campuses last Tuesday, the official census day for recording university enrollment. The figure includes enrollment at the IU-administered campuses: IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast. Also included are 8,170 IU students attending Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Additionally, IU students are enrolled in more than 1.3 million credit hours this fall.
“Indiana University’s enrollment is nearly keeping pace with its recent record high levels, and this is a remarkably positive development as we are starting to see a shrinking pool of college-age individuals, a trend that will continue for several years,” IU President Michael A. McRobbie said.
IU Southeast total enrollment for fall 2014 is 6,442 students, down 4.3 percent from 2013. Though changing demographics have led to declining populations at many universities, especially in the Midwest, the IU Southeast Class of 2014 is academically powerful. The number of enrolled students who earned an Indiana Core 40 diploma with Technical Honors is showing an impressive increase of 240 percent this year, while 21st Century Scholars are up 9.2 percent on the New Albany campus.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Jason Meriwether, said attracting high quality students has been a goal achieved by getting the word out about student outcomes and the quality of IU Southeast faculty.
“The quality of our new students this year reflects intentional messages that the IU Southeast experience offers—robust faculty engagement, enriched internship and career placement opportunities and strong outcomes for our recent graduates,” Meriwether said. “IU Southeast students can study abroad, be active in Greek Life and leadership, or represent the Grenadiers in one of our winning sports programs, which is appealing to our new class.”
Chancellor Ray Wallace is pleased with the quality of students enrolled at IU Southeast, and sees a future of strategic growth and planning, part of which, includes an expanded number of degree offerings.
“We will be examining these numbers carefully and revising our enrollment management and marketing plans accordingly,” Wallace said. “However, I am pleased that we are attracting stronger students and we will continue to do so. IU Southeast is a very solid campus with a great history serving the local communities in this area. We plan to unveil several new academic programs for prospective undergraduate and graduate students in the near future.”