Thomas Hill, Student Affairs, (515) 294-4420
David Bousquet, Enrollment, (515) 294-2232
John McCarroll, University Relations, (515) 294-6136
ISU HITS 4th HIGHEST FALL ENROLLMENT
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University's fall enrollment is the fourth highest in its history.
Iowa State enrolled 26,110 students in fall 1999, an increase of 525 over fall 1998's enrollment of 25,585. The 1999 enrollment includes 21,901 undergraduate students, which is 474 more than last year. Graduate enrollment is 4,209, which is 51 more students than fall 1998.
Minority enrollment for fall 1999 is 1,726, which is an increase of 39 students compared to last year. Minority students make up 6.6 percent of Iowa State's total fall enrollment.
International student enrollment is 2,441, a decrease from last year's international enrollment of 2,459.
This is the first time since 1986 that Iowa State's enrollment has topped 26,000 students. The overall enrollment increase is attributed to "a more effective effort to identify and recruit prospective students for whom ISU would be the best choice," said David Bousquet, assistant vice president for enrollment.
Bousquet also credited the ISU community in the recruitment effort.
"The entire campus is actively engaged in student recruitment, from faculty who make themselves available to meet with prospective students and parents, to facilities staff who maintain our attractive and appealing campus," said Bousquet.
Iowa State enrolled its largest freshman class -- 4,085 students -- in 16 years. The class includes 115 National Merit Scholars, 10 National Hispanic Scholars and 9 National Achievement Scholars. This is the highest number of entering freshmen who are National Hispanic and National Achievement scholars in the university's history.
The entering freshman class includes a total of 328 minority students, which is the third largest class of entering minority freshman in the university's history. The university set new records for enrollment of freshman Hispanic and American Indian students. It enrolled the highest number of freshman African American students since 1993 and the third highest number of Asian students on record. The entering freshman class includes 146 African American students, 89 Asian American students, 77 Hispanic students and 16 American Indian students.
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