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Release: Sept. 18, 2002

UI enrollment is up again, largest freshman class ever

Enrollment at the University of Iowa for the 2002 fall semester totals 29,697, an increase of 929 students from the fall of 2001, according to the UI Office of the Registrar. The number of new freshmen totals a record 4,184 in 2002, up from 4,005 in 2001.

"This is the largest freshman class in our history," says Lola Lopes, associate provost for undergraduate education.

"We knew as early as last fall that there would be a large class, so we were able to plan for the additional class seats and housing that were needed. I'm very pleased with how well the units serving undergraduates worked together to ensure access even in these difficult budget times," Lopes says.

The total increase of 929 students for Fall 2002 includes 439 guided independent study students never before reported by the UI. This new reporting method was adopted to make the UI reports parallel with those of Iowa State University.

The complete census report for the fall 2002 semester is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/registrar/profile/fall2002census.htm .

Following is a breakdown of the enrollment census:

The University of Iowa
2000 and 2001 Fall Enrollments by College
College 2001 2002 Difference
Undergraduate
Liberal Arts and Sciences 15,446 15,877 431
Tippie College of Business 1,539 1,553 14
Dentistry 1 0 -1
Education 834 818 -16
Engineering 1,148 1,159 11
Carver College of Medicine 115 127 12
Nursing 520 554 34
Total undergraduate students 19,603 20,088 485
Graduate
Graduate College 5,319 5,307 -12
Public Health
(Counts are included in individual college counts, primarily the Graduate College)
155 179 24
Total graduate students 5,319 5,307 -12
Professional
Tippie School of Management (MBA) 1,024 989 -35
Dentistry 309 316 7
Law 725 764 39
Carver College of Medicine 1,357 1,368 11
Pharmacy 431 426 -5
Total professional students 3,846 3,863 17
 
Guided Independent Study Students (new in 2002) n/a 439 439
 
 
Total University 28,768 29,697 929