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Release: Sept. 15, 1999

UI enrollment for fall of 1999 increases to 28,843

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Student enrollment at the University of Iowa this fall is 28,843, an increase of 138 students over the fall 1998 enrollment of 28,705.

The total number of undergraduates at the UI this year is 19,455, up 198 from last year's total of 19,257. The number of students in the professional schools (dentistry, law, medicine and pharmacy) this year is 2,990, compared to 2,954 professional school students in the fall of 1998. Graduate College enrollment is 6,398. In the fall of 1998, there were 6,494 students in the Graduate College.

Included in the count are on-campus students, off-campus students who are seeking degrees as well as off-campus students who are not seeking degrees.

Following are the comparative enrollment figures by college:

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

COMPARATIVE ENROLLMENT REPORT

College Enrollments
Fall 1999
Fall 1998
Difference
Business Administration
1,422
1,253
+169
Dentistry
305
301
+4
Education
    Elementary
566
610
-44
    Secondary
501
521
-20
(Education numbers are already included in individual college counts, primarily Liberal Arts)
Engineering
1,103
1,135
-32
Graduate
6,398
6,494
-96
Law
692
668
+24
Liberal Arts
16,517
16,400
+117
Medicine
1,478
1,490
-12
Nursing
413
469
-56
Pharmacy
515
495
+20
Public Health
   Preventive Medicine and
   Environmental Health
106
   Hospital and Health Administration
37
(Public Health numbers are included in the Graduate College counts.)
Total University
28,843
28,705
+138

1993

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA ENROLLMENT
1992-1999

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
1999
19,445
2,990
6,398
28,843