NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Indiana University Southeast reports an increase in first-year and transfer students for fall 2016.
IU Southeast welcomed 1,365 new students to campus this fall, a 2.4 percent increase from 2015. Of those students, 430 were transfers from other colleges – a 5.7 percent growth from 2015.
As part of IU Southeast’s initiative to encourage students to graduate on time, the number of degree-seeking students taking 15 credit hours or more this semester has surged by 50 percent. In total, 29 percent of degree-seeking IU Southeast students are taking 15 credit hours or more this semester, as compared to only 18 percent of students in fall 2015.
“It is wonderful to see that nearly one-third of our degree-seeking students are taking 15 credit hours or more across all class levels,” Chancellor Ray Wallace said. “All of us at IU Southeast made a determined effort this past year to promote more widely everything the campus has to offer. These efforts have paid off with the best first-year and transfer student increases we’ve seen in years.”
IU Southeast also saw increases in enrollment of new undergraduate Indiana residents (2.4 percent), students ages 25 or younger (5.6 percent) and African-American students (3.9 percent).
IU Southeast’s total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 5,297 students, down 5 percent from 2015.
A total of 114,160 IU students were enrolled on eight campuses as of the Aug. 29 official census deadline 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 nearly 4,360 IU students attending Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.