Purdue University Fort Wayne has seen a major jump in enrollment to begin the 2018–19 academic year. A total of 2,314 new undergraduate students were admitted along with 151 new graduate students, both significant increases over the previous year.
Enrollment increased despite health science programs transferring to Indiana University. “We set some very high enrollment goals going into our inaugural academic year as Purdue University Fort Wayne,” says Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, chancellor of Purdue Fort Wayne. “I’m thrilled that we not only met those goals, but exceeded them.”
University officials attribute the increase to several factors, including a new financial aid strategy and a streamlined graduate admissions process.