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Enrollment Trends at IU Campuses 1997-2006–January 2007

This report provides 10 year trends in undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional enrollments at the seven campuses under the operational control of IU (i.e., Bloomington, IUPUI, East, Kokomo, Northwest, South Bend, and Southeast).

Among the important findings of this report:

Between 1997 and 2006, total fall enrollment at IU increased by 7.3 percent. Over these past 10 years:

  • Undergraduate degree-seeking enrollment increased by 7.6 percent
  • Master’s-level enrollment increased by 38.2 percent
  • Doctoral and first-professional enrollment increased by 6.7 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively
  • Combined undergraduate- and graduate-level non-degree enrollment decreased by 26.4 percent

Among degree-seeking undergraduate students during the fall 2006 semester, 26 percent were new students and 74 percent had previously attended IU. Of those students who were new to IU:

  • 73 percent were beginning students
  • 27 percent were transfer students from other postsecondary institutions

Of those students who had previously attended IU:

  • 91 percent had attended the same campus at some point during the previous academic year
  • 2 percent had attended a different IU campus during the previous academic year
  • 7 percent had dropped out of IU during the previous academic year

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