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IUN reports increase in fall enrollment for third consecutive year

Again enrollment and credit hours for the fall semester have reached record numbers at Indiana University Northwest. IU Northwest enrollment for fall 2004-05 showed an increase for the third consecutive year for total number of students and total number of credit hours.

Enrollment figures officially released on Sept. 8 show 5,138 enrollments this year, up from 5,097 last year, a change of 41 students or 0.8 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 49,307 this year, up from 47,612 last year, a change of 1,695 or 3.6 percent.

In the past three years enrollment at IU Northwest has increased by a total of 10.3 percent or 499 students since fall 2001. “This growth shows that the university is attracting an increasing number of people who look at what we have to offer and decide that IU Northwest is the right place for them,” according to Joseph Pellicciotti, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management.

Pellicciotti said there are numerous factors that have led to the extremely favorable growth, but four reasons that stand out are an outstanding faculty, high-quality academic programs, the university’s focus on student-centered principles, and career-focused academic excellence. The results from a series of focus groups conducted in spring 2003 revealed a common thread of student satisfaction with how they are treated by faculty and administration offices. In addition, the campus takes pride in its career-focused academic programs that continue to lead students into viable careers within northwest Indiana.

“I’ve been here for more than 20 years and I know we’ve always treated our students well, but in the last several years we’ve cultivated a student-centered culture on campus," he said. “We have a caring attitude that is special here and a commitment to continually improve service to our students.”

Overall, the total eight-campus IU enrollment was 98,545 enrollments this year, down from 99,164 last year, a change of 619 students or minus 0.6 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 1,115,163.5 this year, down from 1,119,493 last year, a change of 4,329.5 or minus 0.4 percent. Enrollment increases however, we were recorded at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), IU Northwest and IU South Bend. Increases in credit-hours were also recorded at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), IU Kokomo, IU Northwest and IU South Bend.

2004/05 enrollment and credit hours by campus:

Bloomington -- 37,821 enrollment this year, down from 38,589 last year, a change of 768 students or minus 2 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 505,115 for this year, down from 518,991.5 last year, a change of 13,876.5 credit hours taken or minus 2.7 percent.

IUPUI -- 29,953 enrollment this year, up from 29,860 last year, a change of 93 students or 0.3 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 312,225.5 this year, up from 308,370 last year, a change of 3,855.5 or 1.3 percent.

IU East -- 2,516 enrollment this year, down from 2,568 last year, a change of 52 students or minus 2 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 23,993.5 this year, down from 24,205 last year, a change of 211.5 or minus 0.9 percent.

IU Kokomo -- 2,903 enrollment this year, down from 2,954 last year, a change of 51students or minus 1.7 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 27,925, up from 27,860 last year, a change of 65 or 0.2 percent.

IU Northwest -- 5,138 enrollment this year, up from 5,097 last year, a change of 41students or 0.8 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 49,307 this year, up from 47,612 last year, a change of 1,695 or 3.6 percent.

IU South Bend -- 7,501 enrollment this year, up from 7,280 last year, a change of 221students or 3 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 70,519 this year, up from 67,721 last year, a change of 2,798 or 4.1 percent.

IU Southeast -- 6,238 enrollment this year, down from 6,408 last year, a change of 170 students or minus 2.7 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 60,671.5 this year, down from 60,764.5 last year, a change of 93 or minus 0.2 percent.

Overall for eight campuses -- 98,545 enrollment this year, down from 99,164 last year, a change of 619 students or minus 0.6 percent. For credit hours taken, the figures are 1,115,163.5 this year, down from 1,119,493 last year, a change of 4,329.5 or minus 0.4 percent.

NOTE: Enrollment and credit-hour figures for the Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne campus are recorded and reported by Purdue University.

For comprehensive and historical enrollment summaries for all Indiana University campuses, please visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~urr/enrollment/.

  
Published:

09-13-2004

Media Contact:

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6685
msearer@iun.edu
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