Last modified: Wednesday, September 6, 2006
IU releases overall enrollment statistics for 2006-07
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 6, 2006
Note: Enrollment and credit-hour figures for the Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) campus are recorded and reported by Purdue University.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Fall enrollment figures for Indiana University's eight campuses were released today (Sept. 6). They show an increase in students at the Bloomington campus as well as an increase at IU Southeast in New Albany, but overall total student enrollment is slightly down. The trend toward higher course loads continues, however. An increase in the number of credit hours students are taking represents an all-time high for IU.
A total of 97,959 students are enrolled in a record 1,127,005.8 credit hours at eight IU campuses. From figures one year ago, that is minus 0.6 percent change in enrollment, or 584 students, down from last fall's number of 98,543. The increase in credit hours is plus 0.1 percent, or 1,322.8 hours, up from last year's total of 1,125.683.
Decline in general enrollment can be attributed to various factors, including program changes on some campuses and also to increased Ivy Tech enrollments.
"For the IU Kokomo campus, phasing out the A.S.N. (Associate of Science in Nursing) program in order to more fully concentrate on educating bachelor's degree nurses for our community has caused a temporary dip in enrollment numbers," said Ruth J. Person, chancellor at IU Kokomo. "The revisions in our program emphasis meet the increased need for highly educated nurses in our region.
"We expect that enrollment will increase in fall 2007 in response to the recent introduction of several new degree programs including the B.S. in informatics, the B.S. in early childhood education, and the B.S. in medical imaging technology," she said.
At IU East, Chancellor David Fulton said that higher Ivy Tech enrollment may have influenced enrollment there.
"The downturn at IU East is in the freshman and sophomore classes," Fulton said. "Ivy Tech, with whom we share the Richmond campus, has reported an enrollment increase of approximately 20 percent.
"Since we have full articulation with Ivy Tech--Region 9 programs, and we transfer over 70 courses, we are presuming at this point that some students who in years past would have enrolled with us are choosing to pursue the first two years of their college careers at Ivy Tech," he continued. "Once we receive the details behind the reported numbers we will be able to determine if this is in fact the case."
Enrollment and credit hours taken by campus:
Bloomington -- 38,247 enrollment this year, up from last year's 37,958, an increase of 289 students, or plus 0.8 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 514,181.5 this year, up from 509.954.5 last year, an increase of 4,227 credit hours, or plus 0.8 percent.
IUPUI -- 29,764 enrollment this year, down from last year's 29,933, a decrease of 169 students, or minus 0.6 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 317,611.3, up from 315,741 last year, an increase of 1,870.3, or plus 0.6 percent. This is a record for credit hours taken on the IUPUI campus.
IU East -- 2,246 enrollment this year, down from last year's 2,459, a decrease of 213 students, or minus 8.7 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 21,688, down from 23,525.5 last year, a decrease of 1,837.5, or minus 7.8 percent.
IU Kokomo -- 2,734 enrollment this year, down from last year's 2,895, a decrease of 161 students, or minus 5.6 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 26,687, down from 28,127 last year, a decrease of 1,440, or minus 5.1 percent.
IU Northwest -- 4,819 enrollment this year, down from last year's 4,987, a decrease of 168 students, or minus 3.4 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 47,824, down from 47,984 last year, a decrease of 160, or minus 0.3 percent.
IU South Bend -- 7,420 enrollment this year, down from last year's 7,459, a decrease of 39 students, or minus 0.5 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 69,981, down from 71,368 last year, a decrease of 1,387, or minus 1.9 percent. Last year's total for credit hours taken was an all-time high on the South Bend campus.
IU Southeast -- 6,183 enrollment this year, up from last year's 6,164, an increase of 19 students, or plus 0.3 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 60,888, up from last year's 60,243, an increase of 645, or plus 1.1 percent.
Overall for eight campuses -- 97,959 enrollment this year, down from last year's 98,543, a decrease of 584 students, or minus 0.6 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 1,127,005.8, up from last year's 1,125,683, or plus 0.1 percent. This is a new all-time high for the university in credit hours taken. Last year's total was also a record at that time.