IU East spring enrollment – up 12.5 percent – continues record-breaking trend

January 18th, 2012

Indiana University East is continuing to break records with enrollment and credit hours based on census figures released today (January 18) for spring semester.

Compared to this same time last year, IU East student enrollment (3,348) increased 12.5 percent in headcount and 12.4 percent in credit hours (33,298.5).  Both figures are historic highs for spring semester enrollment at IU East.  The headcount enrollment is an increase of 373 additional students compared to the same time last year.

IU East – which has experienced continued significant enrollment increases since 2007 – once again led all Indiana University campuses in enrollment growth.

“IU East is an attractive option for students living in this region. It is also becoming a destination online for students who want to complete their bachelor’s degree,” said Chancellor Nasser Paydar. “The unprecedented and significant growth in the last 10 semesters is the result of setting priorities as part of the campus’ strategic plan. Considering that the majority of our graduates remain in our region, this growth points to a bright future for this part of the state.”

This spring, two new graduate programs enrolled students in their first cohorts – the Master of Science in Management and the Master of Science in Nursing.

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Larry Richards cited several factors for the record-breaking enrollment.

“Our ability to retain more students, to attract increasing numbers of both first-year and transfer students, to add more degree programs, including graduate programs, and to expand our offerings of online programs has proven to be a formula for success, one that strengthens our position as the premier institution for providing bachelor’s and masters’ degree education in eastern Indiana and western Ohio,” Richards said.

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