UNI's preliminary enrollment shows increase in new freshmen, transfer and grad students

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Scott Ketelsen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's preliminary enrollment figures show an increase in new freshmen, transfer and graduate students for fall 2015.  

Officials preliminarily report that new resident and non-resident students direct from high school are up nearly 6 percent from last year. This is the third consecutive year that group has seen an increase, and will be greater than last year's 4.4 percent increase in new freshmen.

This is the first time in five years UNI will see an increase in transfer students. Figures indicate that the group is up nearly 8 percent from last year. New graduate students are also up from last year.

"We have been working very hard to recruit and retain all students, but have specifically made a big push to recruit new resident and non-resident students direct from high school and transfer students," said Matt Kroeger, associate vice president for enrollment management. "Everything from our enhanced high school visit schedule, Panther Open Houses and inclusive new-student orientation has made an impact on our students and how they choose their educational experience. We will continue to strategically grow over the next several years."

Final enrollment figures are determined on students enrolled through the end of the 10th day of classes and will be released next week.