Indiana University is celebrating the largest freshman class in its nearly 200-year history. The university says its statewide campuses welcomed a total of 15,909 freshman students, including record first-year classes at its Bloomington, IUPUI, Kokomo and East campuses.
Additionally, IU is reporting a record number of minority students for the second consecutive year with 20,856. IU says the number of minority students has nearly doubled since 2007.
IU President Michael McRobbie says demand remains strong across all campuses.
"These figures are also testament to efforts all across the university to ensure that an IU education continues to be affordable, accessible, relevant and very well positioned to prepare students for a lifetime of success," said McRobbie. "Our record minority enrollment also reflects our diligent efforts to make IU accessible to all, to recruit minority students and to create the supportive and welcoming environment they find at IU."
However, the university says total official enrollment at the IU campuses is 91,515, a drop of less than 1 percent from last year. McRobbie adds the university remains concerned about the continuing decline of international students.
You can view a detailed breakdown of enrollment at each of IU’s campuses by clicking here, as well as in the graphic below: