[Vision2020] Good spring enrollment numbers for U of I
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Sat Jan 30 09:16:15 PST 2010
>From Vandal Venue:
MOSCOW, Idaho – Efforts aimed at improving
the freshman experience are bearing fruit for the University of Idaho:
93 percent of freshman returned for spring semester, 3 percent more
than the previous spring. On the 10th day of classes for spring
semester 2010, enrollment numbers at the University of Idaho statewide
registered an increase of 320, 3 percent over the previous spring, to a
statewide total of 11,512.
"We continue to focus our
efforts on making sure that freshmen at the university are positioned
for success," said Steve Neiheisel, assistant vice president
forenrollment management. "This includes a number of initiatives, such
as additional assessment and support for new students early in the
semester, as well as programs to assist students with academic
difficulties after their first semester. We measure our success in how
well our students do; the fact that such a high number of freshman
returned for spring semester leaves us encouraged."
addition to improvement in retaining new freshmen from fall, new
transfer students continue to be an ever-increasing population on
campus. For spring there are 277 new transfers, which is 81 more
students than a year ago, up 41 percent.
numbers for the University of Idaho include full-time and part-time
students at the university, whose main campus in Moscow features a
residential living and learning experience. Enrollment on the Moscow
campus is 10,283 for spring 2010, up 2 percent from a year ago.
university’s statewide centers also showed enrollment increases across
the state. Spring enrollment at Boise and Twin Falls is 436, up 12
percent from a year ago; enrollment at Coeur d’Alene is 460, up 16
percent. Enrollment at the university’s center in Idaho Falls stands at
333 students; this is an increase in degree-seeking students of 10
percent over a year ago, although non-degree students have declined.
spring numbers bode well for fall. ”We've seen a steady increase in
interest with a 14 percent increase in spring applications, which can
translate into a solid foundation for fall as well," Neiheisel said.
“This continues to confirm that students and parents throughout the
state understand what a difference the University of Idaho makes in
With the Feb. 15 priority application
deadline for scholarships and financial aid looming, Neiheisel
encouraged students to apply for both financial aid and the
university's fall semester.
"We want every student to have the
chance to meet that Feb. 15 deadline," he said. "Not only is a college
education affordable at the University of Idaho, but those who apply on
time get our attention on time."
The university will host
Vandal Friday on March 26, a premiere annual day when future students
visit campus, register for fall classes and learn how to have a
successful start to college. In addition, for those unable to attend
Vandal Friday new student events are scheduled on April 2, 9 and 19 in
Moscow, and on April 16 in Boise. Find out more details online at www.uidaho.edu/vandalfriday.aspx; reservations are required.
want students to get their applications in early for consideration,"
said Neiheisel. "The University of Idaho is about the right students at
the right institution at the right time. We have a great century-long
tradition here of training future leaders of the world here. We want
Idaho's best and brightest students to stay in state and enrich our
community of learners."
For consistent reporting
purposes, universities tend to use fall enrollment numbers as the
official totals for the current academic year. For equitable tracking,
like-semester numbers are compared: fall-to-fall, spring-to-spring.
Written by Tania Thompson
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