2016 enrollment numbers reveal records in students, credit hours, diversity

  • Sept. 16, 2016


INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2016 fall semester at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is underway with an official student count and records that reveal a campus where everyone is welcome and valued as they pursue knowledge and skills that will help them succeed anywhere in the world.

The 28,301 students at IUPUI in Indianapolis and 1,528 in Columbus are taking 370,456 credit hours, a record that eclipses the previous IUPUI credit hour record set in 2014.

The rise in credit hours reflects the wide range of degrees offered at IUPUI that inspire students to pursue their passions through higher education. The student numbers also underscore the fact that IUPUI is a community where everyone -- regardless of background, ethnicity, religion or sexuality -- is able to find their niche.

Among 3,761 beginning students at IUPUI, the African-American cohort is up a record 40 percent over 2015. Minority enrollment records were also set for Asian-American students, with a 20.4 percent increase, and Latino students, with a 13.2 percent increase. These numbers speak to the results of IU's Bicentennial Strategic Plan, which prioritizes a commitment to enrolling more students from diverse backgrounds.

Overall enrollment figures show there are 1.9 percent more beginning students at IUPUI than a year ago, 2.9 percent more new students in master's programs and 8.3 percent more students in doctoral programs.

IUPUI fall 2016 enrollment

IUPUI fall 2016 enrollment

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Richard Schneider