IU-Bloomington sets records for enrollment

IU set records for credit hours and the number of Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American, minority and international students, according to an Aug. 31 press release.

As of Aug. 29, total enrollment on IU’s seven campuses was 106,734 students taking a record-breaking 1,249,546 credit hours.

At IU-Bloomington, there are 43,213 students, up 1.5 percent from last year.

IU-Bloomington set records for the number of degree-seeking students as well as the number of Hispanic/Latino, African-American, Asian-American and international students, as well as students of two or more races.

“Our record international and Hispanic enrollment is testament to our strong recruiting efforts and reflect the increased globalization of higher education and the growing diversity of our state,” IU President Michael McRobbie said in the release.

IU-Bloomington also made campus records for first year students.

The average grade-point average was 3.79 and the combined SAT/ACT score was 1223, according to the release. These students come from 41 U.S. states and 36 different countries.

These records show the results of IU’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan.

The plan, which was approved in Dec. 2014 as a vision to bring IU into its third century, prioritizes student success by keeping tuition and fees low, providing financial assistance, helping students graduate and enrolling more diverse students, according to the release.

“Our enrollment remains strong in large part because of our success in keeping an IU education affordable, accessible, relevant and of high quality,” McRobbie said in the 

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