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Release: Immediate

University of Iowa enrollment for fall of 1998 is 28,705

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Student enrollment at the University of Iowa this fall is 28,705, an increase of 834 students (3 percent) over the fall 1997 enrollment of 27,871.

This year's student population includes 3,989 new freshmen, a 7.7 percent increase over the 1997 new freshman count of 3,704. Of those, 2,601 are Iowa residents (an increase of 245 or 10.4 percent) and 1,388 are non-residents (an increase of 40 or 3 percent).

The total number of undergraduates at the UI this year is 19,257, up 589 from last year's total of 18,754. The number of students in the professional schools (dentistry, law, medicine and pharmacy) this year is 2,954. Graduate college enrollment is 6,494. In the fall of 1997 there were 2,882 students in the professional schools and 6,235 in the Graduate College.

This year's report differs slightly from past years in terms of how students registered to take classes at off-campus locations are counted. Previously, only off-campus degree-seeking students were included in the count; this year off-campus students who are not seeking degrees have been counted as well. The number of off-campus, non-degree-seeking students for 1998 is 522. The total number of off-campus registrations for fall semester 1998 is 1,238. The change in the method of counting students was done to make the UI's enrollment figures consistent with Iowa's two other Regents universities, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

Following are the comparative enrollment figures by college:

 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
COMPARATIVE ENROLLMENT REPORT

 

College Enrollments

 Fall 1998

 Fall 1997

 Difference

Business Administration

 1,253

 1,088

 +165

Dentistry

 301

 298

 +3

Education
Elementary
Secondary


610
521


655
545


-45
-24

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

 1,135

 1,155

 -20

Graduate

 6,494

 6,235

 +259

Law

 668

 669

 -1

Liberal Arts

 16,400

 16,002

 +398

Medicine

 1,490

 1,524

 -34

Nursing

 469

 423

 +46

Pharmacy

 495

 477

 +18

Total University

 28,705

 27,871

 +834

 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

 1994

 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

 1998

 19,257

 2,954

 6,494

 28,705

9/16/98