NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Indiana University Southeast reports an increase in first-year undergraduate students and new graduate students in the fall 2018 census count.
As part of IU Southeast’s initiative to increase graduate degree programs and enrollment, the number of new graduate students enrolled has grown 49.6 percent from 2017. The number of first-generation graduate students has increased by 64.5 percent.
IU Southeast also saw increases in first-year undergraduate students (9.2 percent), Indiana residents (2 percent), traditional-aged students (4.3 percent), out-of-state students (3.2 percent) and minority students (2 percent). Undergraduates taking 15 or more credit hours a semester has increased by 3 percent, reflecting IU Southeast’s efforts to encourage students to graduate in four years.
“I am very pleased to see good increases in graduate enrollment, increases in diversity and a very strong first-year class, all positive indicators for an even stronger campus,” said Chancellor Ray Wallace.
In total, IU Southeast welcomed 1,347 new undergraduate students to campus this fall. Of those students, 315 were transfers from other universities.
IU Southeast’s total enrollment for the fall 2018 semester is 5,144 students (down 1.8 percent from 2017) taking 58,715 credit hours (down 1.1 percent).
A total of 91,515 IU students were enrolled on eight campuses as of the Aug. 27 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 as well as IU students attending Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
“Indiana University continues to be an extremely attractive choice, especially for Hoosier students, and demand remains strong across all of our campuses as indicated in our record number of freshman students,” said IU President Michael A. McRobbie. “These figures are also a testament to efforts all across the university to ensure that an IU education continues to be affordable, accessible, relevant and very well positioned to prepare students for a lifetime of success.”