29 August 2011
KOKOMO, Ind. – Overall enrollment and students who attend full time has reached an all-time high for fall semester at Indiana University Kokomo, as primarily a baccalaureate and master’s granting institution.
Official university reports today (August 29) show a record-breaking number of students, an impressive 6.7 percent increase, nearly double last year’s growth of 3.9 percent. Current head count is at 3,318, compared to 3,109 this time last year. The increase in students reflects a significant rise in credit hours of 6.2 percent.
Freshman increase drives enrollment at IU Kokomo.
“IU Kokomo is a college of choice, not convenience, based on our world class degree programs, excellent faculty, and engaging student life activities,” said Chancellor Michael Harris. “We continue to focus on meeting the needs of our students so they can earn a degree and enjoy a meaningful life. This can only result in improving quality of life and the well-being of our region.”
There also is an upturn in the number of recent high school graduates choosing IU Kokomo to further their education.
“There is a great ‘buzz’ about our campus. Students are excited to be here,” said Tyana Lange, director of enrollment management. “There is a new energy and attitude going around the high schools about IU Kokomo and all it has to offer.”
IU Kokomo launched this fall 10 new degree programs, additional online classes, offering more courses on Fridays, and introduced club sports – just a few examples of how our campus intentionally works to meet the needs of the students and the region.
“The increases we are seeing this fall are significant because they represent the future direction of the campus,” said Jack Tharp, vice chancellor of student affairs. “We achieved a record number of full-time undergraduate students, up in new students right out of high school, and our dual credit program is at a historical high. Dual credit is of great importance because we are committed to support high school students in preparing for the transition to college.”
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.