Tuesday, September 08, 2015

UIS enrollment tops 5,000 for 6th consecutive year

Fall 2015 enrollment at the University of Illinois Springfield has topped 5,000 students for the sixth consecutive year. According to the official fall census, the total number of students enrolled at UIS after the first 10 days of classes is 5,402.

That makes it the second largest student body in UIS history. Last fall’s enrollment was 5,431.

“I am pleased that our reputation as a top destination for college students in the Midwest and beyond continues to grow,” said UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch. “We know students and their families have many options, but when they choose UIS, they know they are getting a high quality and affordable educational experience and a community where faculty and staff care about their success.”

There are a total of 629 African American students enrolled this semester to comprise of 11.6% of the student body. Students who self-identify as Hispanic comprise 5% (269) of this year’s student body.

On-ground students rose slightly as 3,805 enrolled to constitute 70.4% of the student population. Online learning continues to be strong at UIS, as 1,597 (29.6%) students enrolled in online degree or certificate programs. This semester, UIS online students reside in 47 of the 50 states, 70 counties in Illinois, and 7 foreign countries.

The number of international students enrolled at UIS increased by 26% this semester. Many of the students came to UIS from India and China. Computer Science and Management Information Systems are the most common majors chosen by international students.

A total of 1,047 students live in campus housing, which means campus housing is 93% occupied.

UIS is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois and provides students with a high-quality liberal arts education, exceptional public affairs opportunities, and outstanding professional preparation programs.

UIS has four core strengths: (1) a teaching-focused academic experience; (2) an abundance of opportunities to collaborate; (3) a right-sized supportive community; and (4) a tradition of educating public servants and leaders.

For more information, contact Derek Schnapp, director of public relations at 217/206-6716 or dschn3@uis.edu.

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