FAYETTE, Iowa (January 27, 2011) — Upper Iowa University is looking at another increase in university-wide enrollment this spring. UIU President Alan G. Walker said the total number of students enrolled as of census day for Spring 2011 is 6,906, which is nearly 2 percent more than were enrolled on census day last fall. The total includes students enrolled at the Fayette campus, at the University’s U.S. and international centers, and in UIU online and independent study programs.
“We have been seeing enrollment increases across the university for six consecutive years,” Walker said. “This sustained growth continues despite an ongoing recession and in the face of dramatic cutbacks at many other universities. Our unique business model -- offering quality academic programs, on campus, online, in communities, and through independent study – is the source of our success.”
Of the 6,906 students enrolled in a UIU program on January 24, the official census day for spring enrollment, there are 6,350 undergraduate students, 525 graduate students, and 31 students enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
On the Fayette campus, the student population is 881, which includes the 31 ESL students.
A total of 4,951 students are enrolled in Academic Extension programs (U.S. centers, online, and independent study programs); and 1,074 students are enrolled at the international centers in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
UIU not only offers its educational programs through a variety of modalities, it also offers up to six eight-week terms in which students can take classes, according to Melik Peter Khoury, UIU senior vice president. “Most colleges see a decrease in their spring enrollment, but our unique academic calendar with six enrollment periods each year provides UIU with a steady stream of new students,” Khoury added.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,600 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.