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IU Kokomo's fall enrollment is up 12.1 percent.
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IU campuses see record enrollment
Aug. 29, 2012
Fall enrollment at IU Kokomo peaked at an unprecedented 3,719, up 12.1 percent from last year
(3,318) with record-breaking numbers across the board.
More academic programs, increases in
financial aid, state-of-the-art facilities,
innovative advising structure, a growing
campus life and affordable tuition all
contribute to students choosing IU Kokomo,
said Chancellor Michael Harris.
“IU Kokomo is marking another defining
moment in our history,” Harris said. “This
record enrollment is a result of a very
strategic and intentional plan, and
implementation. It is an outcome of the hard
work of our faculty and staff, as well as
community support.
The IU Kokomo student body is composed
of almost entirely Indiana residents -- 99
percent -- and 80 percent remain in the
north central Indiana region after
graduation.
“Our student success and north central
Indiana prosperity is our mission. We will continue to be forward looking,” Harris said.
Among t he c at egor i es of gr ow t h at I U Kok omo:
Credit Hours, +8.3 percent
Full-time students, +6.4 percent (70.2 percent)
Academic Honors students, +15.4 percent
Minorities, +9.4 percent
Freshmen, +10.4 percent
Sophomores, +3.9 percent
J uniors, +2.4 percent
Seniors, +5.8 percent
Males, +16.5 percent
Females, +9.7 percent
Incoming freshmen have an SAT composite of 1120 or higher, a 12.9 percent increase over last
year.
These accomplishments build upon and continue a two-year momentum that includes summer
enrollment, Harris said. IU Kokomo's enrollment growth in the past two years is particularly
significant in light of data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, showing
that the total population of the city of Kokomo and that of Howard County today are similar
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population numbers from 1970.
The Division of Allied Health Sciences showed the highest increase for major-specific programs on
campus, with registration up 30.9 percent. The newly added health sciences degree accounts for 23
percent of that enrollment.
The Master of Business Administration degree rose 40 percent, while 24 students are enrolled in the
new Master of Science in Nursing.
The IU Kokomo campus now offers 15 new degree programs, more online and Friday courses, and
additional funding for scholarships and financial aid.
I U Bl oomi ngt on
A record 7,600 first-year students enrolled for the fall semester at IU Bloomington also are making
their mark for academic excellence and diversity.
The new students' average score on the SAT critical reading and mathematics exams is 1202, up
slightly from last year and just a point shy of the campus record. Their median high school grade-
point average is 3.69 on a scale of 4.0. (The average SAT score includes results from students who
took the ACT exam, converting the ACT score to an SAT equivalent and using students' highest sub-
test scores).
IU student Amala Afoaku, left, talks with IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Provost Lauren
Robel during Welcome Week last week.
Sixty-two percent of first-year students are from Indiana, while 38 percent are nonresidents.
International first-year students represent a record number of nations, a fitting development at a time
when the university prepares to open a new School of Global and International Studies. The campus
also made modest gains in the number of freshmen from under-represented groups.
"The record size of this year's freshman class demonstrates that an Indiana University education
continues to be a great investment," IU President Michael A. McRobbie said. "They are also an
extraordinarily accomplished group, as reflected by their near-record SAT scores and high school
grades. It's a true vote of confidence that IU Bloomington is the destination of choice for so many top
students from Indiana, across the U.S. and indeed from around the world."
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