Indiana University East continues to see a steady increase in its enrollment. According to the most recent census, IU East has a headcount of 4,135 students enrolled for the spring, an increase of 3 percent compared to this same time last spring. Credit hours also reached a record level at 36,902, an increase of 0.6 percent.
Mary Blakefield, interim vice chancellor for Academic Affairs said, “The IU East staff and faculty work incredibly hard on enrollment. I cannot say enough about how appreciative I am to have colleagues who care so much about helping students complete their degrees.”
One of IU East’s largest areas of growth is among graduate students. Graduate student enrollment increased 20.2 percent compared to last year’s spring semester. IU East offers six master’s degree programs in management, education, English, teaching mathematics, nursing and social work plus a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics.
Another area of continued enrollment growth for the campus in online programs. There are currently 2,697 students enrolled in IU East’s online degree programs, representing a 4.5 percent increase from last spring. IU East’s primary mission is to provide bachelor’s and graduate education to students in eastern Indiana and western Ohio. Many of those students take online courses, in addition to on campus courses. The campus offers 11 bachelor’s degree online completion program options, as well as Graduate Certificates in Composition Studies and Mathematics.