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Iowa Schools Show Enrollment Increase

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Iowa Schools Show Enrollment Increase

Fall enrollment is up at Iowa State and Northern Iowa, and held about the same at the University of Iowa. U-N-I’s enrollment was up 359 students above the Cedar Falls school’s projection at 12-thousand-159. The enrollment includes a three-point-three percent increase in new students with just over one percent of those coming directly from high school. Iowa State University president, Steven Leath, told the Board of Regents the fall enrollment of 33-thousand-241 is the largest in school history.

The University of Iowa’s fall enrollment was only 25 students off last year’s number. U-I president, Sally Mason, says that is by design as they began a “enrollment management” strategy back in 2008.

She says they are continuing to emphasize student retention and graduation in an effort to allow students to complete their degrees in a timely fashion. The U-I enrollment this fall is thirty-thousand-sixty-five students.

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