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Release: Feb. 13, 2002

UI Spring Enrollment Up More Than 800 Over Last Year

Enrollment at the University of Iowa for the 2002 spring semester totals 27,439, an increase of 828 students from the spring of 2001, according to the UI Office of the Registrar. Most of the increase is among undergraduate students. This year there are 18,532 undergraduates enrolled for the spring semester, an increase of 651 over last year. Graduate enrollment is up 100 students and professional enrollment (dentistry, law, medicine, MBA, and pharmacy) is up by 77 students.

Likewise, most colleges showed increases. The College of Nursing showed an increase of 20 percent, the College of Public Health was up by more than 11 percent, and both the Tippie College of Business and the College of Law had increases of 8 percent. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was up 389 students.

As usual, enrollment for the spring semester is down from the fall of 2001. The decrease from fall to spring for the 2001-02 academic year is 1,329, about 4.6 percent, which is smaller than the 6 percent decrease from the first semester to the second semester of the 2000-01 academic year. Spring enrollment usually decreases because of the number of students who graduate in December. The UI graduated 1,323 students in December 2001.

Following is a comparison of the 2001 and 2002 spring enrollments:

Spring Semester Enrollment

2002

2001

Difference

Total University
27,439
26,611
828
 
Undergraduate Students
Liberal Arts and Sciences
14,320
13,931
389
Business
1,658
1,535
123
Dentistry
1
1
0
Education
826
804
22
Engineering
1,077
1,077
0
Medicine
121
94
27
Nursing
529
439
90
 
Graduate Students
Graduate College
4,983
4,899
84
Public Health
154
138
16
 
Profesional Students
Tippie School of Management (MBA)
977
975
2
Dentistry
308
306
2
Law
695
643
52
Medicine
1,359
1,348
11
Pharmacy
431
421
10