Total Fall 2016 Enrollment is 13,114; Reflects Increase in Military-Affiliated Student Enrollment

Posted on 10/5/2016 3:26:52 PM

Headcount enrollment for credit hour programs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for fall 2016 is comprised of 10,618 undergraduates and 2,235 graduate students, for a total of 12,853 students. Of this total, 518 students are transfer students.

When clock hour (non-credit) program enrollment is included, total fall headcount enrollment is 13,114, which includes students in the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney and in the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center.

Total fall headcount enrollment includes 819 military-affiliated students, an increase of 13 percent from fall 2015 enrollment and an increase of 38 percent from fall 2013 enrollment of military-affiliated students. IUP offers a Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC), which works collaboratively with IUP programs and services, serving as a one-stop information and referral site to help military-affiliated students transition to college life and achieve their academic goals. IUP is routinely recognized in national publications as a “Best for Vets” and included in listings of “Military Friendly Schools.”

“IUP is very honored to serve our military-affiliated students and families, and we are pleased to see these numbers continue to grow,” IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll said. “We continue to work with this important population to develop initiatives and outreach that help them to meet their academic and life goals.”

The university has maintained its academic quality with the new students admitted for fall 2016. The freshman class has an average high school grade-point average of 3.29, and 26 members of the class are valedictorians or salutatorians (first or second in their high school graduating class). A total of 149 students are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.

Out of the total IUP enrollment for fall, 20 percent of IUP students are listed as minority and 923 students (seven percent of the overall student population) are international, comparable with fall 2015 enrollment. Nearly 60 countries are represented in this international student population.

A total of 9,653 undergraduate students who domicile in Pennsylvania are the first group of undergraduate students to participate in the per-credit tuition pilot program. These students are taking an average of 14.66 credits, which is just slightly under (.15) the average credit load of full-time undergraduate students overall in past years during the flat-rate tuition model. For part-time undergraduate students, the average credit load increased by .59 credits in fall 2016 compared to fall 2015 figures: from 4.81 average credits to 5.4 average credits, a 12.2 percent increase.

The College of Health and Human Services has the largest total undergraduate and graduate enrollment: 3,883 and 497, respectively; the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology has 2,187 undergraduates and 351 graduate students; the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has 1,861 undergraduate and 156 graduate students; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has 1,043 undergraduates and 465 graduate students; the College of Education and Educational Technology has 1,021 undergraduates and 701 graduate students; the College of Fine Arts has 452 undergraduates and 45 graduate students.