IPFW said today its fall-semester enrollment fell 3.7 percent from last fall, but cited gains in freshman enrollments directly from high school, graduate students and international students.
Overall enrollment fell to 12,719 students, down from 13,214 last fall, the university said in a statement.
Freshmen enrollments directly from high school were up 4.7 percent, to 1,584, and those students are taking an average of 14 credit hours each, indicating most are attending full time, the statement said.
"I'm pleased with the rise of freshman enrollments directly from high school and with the increased number of credit hours they're taking," said Carl Drummond, vice chancellor for academic affairs and enrollment management, in the statement.
"We saw their energy during New Student Orientation. These students are excited about their future and see the value of an IPFW education."
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