Combined enrollment is up at the two schools that made up IPFW, largely because of more high school students taking classes at the new Purdue University Fort Wayne.
School officials on Thursday were also touting a rise in credit hours at PFW, which took over the bulk of programs when Purdue and Indiana University began administering separate schools on campus July 1. PFW credit hours, not including high school students, total 101,091 this semester compared to 99,477 as IPFW last fall, said Carl Drummond, vice chancellor for academic affairs and enrollment management.
With combined enrollments of 10,578, PFW and Indiana University Fort Wayne reported a 1.6 percent increase from fall 2017, according to school figures. Without dual-credit high school students, total enrollment dropped to 8,278 from 8,304 last year.
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