Richmond businessman Kirit Patel has donated a building to Indiana University East. The 9,040-square-foot office building is located on Richmond’s east side at 423 and 425 Commerce Road. The gift of property has an appraised value of $498,800.
Indiana University East’s continued growth has resulted in another semester of record-breaking enrollment. Student enrollment (3,365) has increased by 15.1 percent this fall semester, while student credit hours (33,411.5) increased 15.5 percent over last fall. Both figures are new record highs for the campus, breaking marks set last fall.
Indiana University East experienced a continued double-digit percentage increase in enrollment this summer.
The increase in summer enrollment follows record enrollment figures at IU East for the fall and spring semesters during the past two years.
Indiana University East is welcoming its newest group of freshman to campus. New Student Orientations for the incoming Class of 2014 begin today. For new freshmen, this program is the first step to starting their college career.
Preliminary retention rates for Indiana University East show an increase in the number and percent of beginning students continuing their enrollment from the fall to the spring semester. IU East now has the highest retention rate for beginning students of all the Indiana University regional campuses.
Indiana University East is no longer the smallest Indiana University regional campus in terms of credit hours. IU East surpassed IU Kokomo in the number of credit hours taken by students enrolled in the spring 2010 semester.
For the fourth consecutive semester Indiana University East has experienced the highest rate of enrollment growth among all Indiana University campuses, according to preliminary figures from the first day of classes.
In a continued record-setting trend, Indiana University East has increased fall enrollment by nearly 20 percent. Both enrollment (2,924) and credit hours taken (28,926) for the fall semester reached record highs for the campus.
Indiana University East has dramatically increased its first summer session enrollment, with a 30 percent increase in credit hours and the number of students enrolled compared to the same time last year, according to unofficial enrollment figures. Enrollment figures are not official until approved by the President of Indiana University.