KOKOMO, Ind. — A record number of recent high school graduates make Indiana University Kokomo their campus of choice for the fall 2014 semester.
Of the 4,180 students registered, 467 are recent high school graduates, an increase of approximately 11 percent. Almost half of these new students earned Indiana honors diplomas.
“I am very pleased to see our freshman students have made IU Kokomo their campus of choice. Also, it’s exciting to see an increase in full-time students and those with academic honors,” said Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke.
Seventy-six percent of degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled full time, a 3.6 percent increase, and another campus record. Students are taking an impressive 39,590 credit hours, another all-time high.
Other remarkable growth includes:
• Minority population up nearly 11 percent, including an increase of 20 percent for Hispanic students and 9.7 percent for African-American students
• A 23 percent increase in international student enrollment, with a record-setting 54.
Many students choose IU Kokomo for its wide variety of world-class degree programs, including the new hospitality and tourism program, which offered its first classes this semester.
It also offers enhanced student life opportunities, with a women’s basketball team playing its first season, a fraternity colony, a state of the art wellness and fitness center, and a wide variety of concerts, movies, and other events, designed to create a vibrant campus community.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.