KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo continues a trend of strong enrollment, with more than 4,000 students enrolled for the fall semester.
The student population of 4,106 students is up from fall 2015, resulting in an increase in the number of credit hours over last year.
Todd Gambill, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management, is pleased with the numbers, noting that the campus’ 14-county region is experiencing a decline in high school graduates.
“More and more, people are realizing the value offered at IU Kokomo, where for a reasonable investment, they can earn a prestigious IU degree in a safe, caring environment,” he said.
Gambill noted that the campus has a significant increase in transfer students, and he expects the incoming class to be strong academically.
Earlier in August, 70 members of that incoming class prepared for academic success by participating in the campus Bridge program. During the one-week program, they found their classes, made friends with other students, and learned tips for making the most of their college experience, while earning one college credit.
The 2016-2017 academic year will include the launch of IU Kokomo’s Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) track in January, a graduate program that will prepare nurses to fill north central Indiana’s growing need for primary health care providers.
Also, a comprehensive renovation project began this month to the Library. When complete, the first floor will be transformed into a modern learning commons, with more student collaboration spaces, new furniture, and technology.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.