official enrollment numbers

Discussion in 'Campus Life' started by cyclone87, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. cyclone87

    cyclone87 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2011
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    #1 cyclone87, Sep 11, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  2. mustangcy

    mustangcy Well-Known Member

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    I'd heard that the thought was that ISU may pass UofI as the largest student body in the state. Any word on UofI's enrollment?
     
  3. cyclone87

    cyclone87 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2011
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  4. cyclonestate

    cyclonestate Well-Known Member

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    Fall 2013 Official Enrollment

    Iowa State University 33,241
    University of Iowa 31,067
    Univ of Northern Iowa 12,159
     
  5. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    Something tells me the administration was giving a head-fake to Iowa. Last summer ISU was honest with projections and UI had a huge recruitment push at the end to hold on to the #1 spot.

    Clearly that head-fake was unnecessary as UI wasn't even close this year
     
  6. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2010
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    Read the Iowa release. It's all a part of their plan. Gag me.
     
  7. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2011
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    Hilton
    That's what you heard, but here is reality:

    Kirkwood Student Demographics (fall 2011, spring 2012, summer 2012) Total credit enrollment: 26,500.

    University of Iowa 31,067 + 26500 = 57567
    Iowa State University 33,241

    Univ of Northern Iowa 12,159
     
  8. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    I'm shocked that Kirkwood has that many students.
     
  9. flander1649

    flander1649 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2006
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    48
    Kansas City
    Well yeah when you can take 1 class online and count plus how many of those are still in high school just taking a class or two.
     
  10. RoseBowlBound

    RoseBowlBound Member

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    It may sound snobby but I would kind of like Iowa to continue slightly decreasing their enrollment numbers and increasing academic admission standards.
     
  11. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    Yeah, their full-time equivalency must be much lower. Anyway, back on track. It is interesting to see how ISU has grown over the years.
     
  12. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2011
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    Chitown kids would really be screwed then
     
  13. MartyFine

    MartyFine Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2009
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    Warren Co., IA
  14. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
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    Their enrollment is already decreasing without high admission standards.
     
  15. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2011
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    Full time at Kirkwood is the same, 12 credit hours. They are actually quite large, and you have to factor in that they have multiple locations off of the main campus in eastern Iowa that count twords total enrollment.
     
  16. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    Eactly. All of my sisters roommates in Iowa City were girls from the Chicago suburbs whom had Iowa as their second choice after Illinois wasn't going to work out for them.
     
  17. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    #17 CyFan61, Sep 11, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
    The best number here is incoming freshmen from the state of Iowa:

    Iowa State: 3,540
    Iowa: 2,134

    It isn't even close. More and more young people from here want to be Iowa Staters - far more than Hawkeyes.
     
  18. cyclone87

    cyclone87 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2011
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    #18 cyclone87, Sep 11, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
    I'm not so sure their decrease was on purpose. ISU's growth is primarily due to the ag industry being well-off right now and a demand for engineers, if the ag industry takes a dive or the demand for engineers starts to decrease ISU could possibly have some difficulty maintaining growth or could even see some decrease, there is a lot of uncertainty especially with the ag industry so who knows what will happen. At any rate I've heard several times from university officials that campus in its current set-up can't handle much more than 35,000 students so I assume enrollment would be capped there if it reaches that point in the near future. In the long-range if it can obtain some more land for facilities enrollment could increase once again
     
  19. everyyard

    everyyard Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me like:

    University of Iowa 31,067 + 26,500 + 12,159 = 69,726
    Iowa State University 33,241
     
  20. crash_zone

    crash_zone Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
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    Tiffin, IA
    I actually don't know if they can do this. ISU and UofI have historically had the same entrance requirements set by the BOR. Now, I'm not apposed to all 3 universities raising their entrance requirements - but you have to be careful about not excluding people who actually are capable college students that didn't catch on fast enough in HS (or had a difficult living situation/other events that lowered grades).
     

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