This spring, Indiana University East is continuing to see enrollment increases over last spring across key areas including credit hours taken, new transfer students, transfers from Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond, new first-year students, and online courses enrollments. This represents the 18th consecutive term (including summers) with growth in campus credit hours over the previous year.
Indiana University East along with the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of a new parking lot, located behind Hayes Hall with a ribbon cutting ceremony today (January 17). As part of the ceremony, IU East gave away #RedWolfNation ice scrapers to all in attendance.
A record-breaking 4,456 students are enrolled for classes this fall at Indiana University East, marking the university’s 17th consecutive term of enrollment growth. Since fall 2007, IU East’s headcount enrollment has grown 96.6 percent.
Increase marks 16th straight term of growth
Summer enrollment at Indiana University East has increased relative to the same time last year. IU East enrolled 1,749 students for summer 2013, an increase of 8 percent compared to a 1,620 headcount in summer 2012. Credit hours increased 2.6 percent from last summer. During the two summer sessions held this year, students completed 10,625 credit hours compared to 10,359 in 2012.
Indiana University East welcomes new professional staff to campus. The continuous increase in enrollment for IU East requires additional staff members in order to further enhance the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution. IU East has grown student enrollment for 15 consecutive semesters (including summer sessions).
Indiana University East continues to increase its record enrollment in both the number of students enrolled on campus and the number enrolled through its online degree completion programs. Compared to spring 2012, IU East has increased its enrollment by 15.7 percent (3,872 headcount). Students will take 6.3 percent more credit hours this spring semester compared to spring 2012, a total of 35,400 credit hours.
Summer enrollment at Indiana University East has increased relative to the same time last year. The first summer session, which began May 13, has increased in both credit hours and the number of students taking summer courses.
IU retained Tripp Umbach, a leading economic development impact analysis firm, to measure the economic, employment and government revenue impacts of operations and research of all of its campuses and affiliates, including IU Health. The results are published in the report, “Economic Engine for Indiana: An Economic Impact Analysis.”
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.
Indiana University East has launched an unprecedented job search for 40 full-time faculty, administrators and professional staff to further enhance the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution.