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University of Iowa student enrollment remains stable

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Student enrollment at the University of Iowa this fall is 27,871. According to the UI Office of the Registrar, that's a decrease of 50 compared to the fall 1996 enrollment--a difference of less than two-tenths of one percent.

The total number of undergraduates at the UI this year is 18,754. Last year there were 18,586 undergraduates. The number of students in the professional schools (dentistry, law, medicine and pharmacy) this year is 2,882. Graduate college enrollment is 6,235. In 1996-97, there were 2,899 students in the professional schools and 6,436 in the Graduate College.

The number of freshmen new to the UI in 1997 is 3,704, an increase of more than four percent.

Following are the comparative enrollment figures by college:

 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
 COMPARATIVE ENROLLMENT REPORT
 

 Fall 1997

Fall 1996

Difference

 College Enrollments      
 Business Administration

 1,088

 1,075

 +13

 Dentistry

 298

 292

+6

 Education      
Elementary

 655

 607

 +48

 Secondary

 545

551

-6

 (Education numbers are included in individual college counts, primarily in Liberal Arts)
 Engineering

 1,155

 1,164

 -9

 Graduate

 6,235

 6,436

 -201

 Law

669

683

-14

Liberal Arts

16,002

15,849

+153

 Medicine

1,524

1,521

+3

Nursing

423

417

+6

Pharmacy

477

484

-7

 Total University

 27,871

 27,921

 -50

 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA ENROLLMENT 1993-1997

 Year  Undergrad  Professional  Graduate

 Total

 1992

18,673

2,284 

6,506 

 27,463

1993

18,290

2,311

6,450

27,051

 1944

18,219

2,418

6,295

26,932

1995

18,740

2,409

6,448

27,597

 1996

18,586 

 2,899

6,436 

27,921 

 1997

18,754

2,882

6,235

27,871

9/17/97