Enrollment drops again, falls below 10,000

James Vaughn

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Freshmen head to the New-Student Convocation Aug. 23.

Enrollment dropped again at USI, falling below the 10,000 mark for the first time since 2007. According to the university, 9,908 students entered this fall, down from last year’s 10,467, which is a 5.4 percent decrease.

The university has continued to raise academic standards, accepting 1,709 first-time students who they believe “will most likely succeed at a four-year university.”

This year’s students come from 91 Indiana counties, 39 other states and 64 countries.

Graduate numbers increased by 12 percent, with 989 enrolled at the university this fall.

The enrollment record was set at the beginning of the 2011-2012 academic year when 10,820 students were enrolled.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.

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