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University of Northern Iowa releases fall 2011 enrollment numbers

September 7, 2011

Terry Hogan, UNI vice president for student affairs, 319-273-2331,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa officials report an increase in the number of out-of-state and multicultural students enrolled for the 2011 fall semester, resulting in an official fall enrollment of 13,168. Calculated on students enrolled through the end of the second week of class, UNI's fall enrollment shows a decrease of 33 students compared to fall 2010.

"Following four consecutive years of increased enrollment, the slight decline in new student enrollment mirrors the state's decline in the number of seniors graduating from Iowa high schools," said UNI President Benjamin Allen. "In addition, we know that the economic needs of our students and families are great and that the economy is having a more significant impact on our students. As always, growing enrollment at UNI will be a priority."

"It is encouraging to see that our strategic efforts in out-of-state and multicultural recruitment are having a positive impact on our enrollment," said Allen.

Multicultural enrollment rose to an all-time high of 7.4 percent. Out-of-state enrollment increased by 2 percent. More than 90 percent of UNI's enrollment is from the state of Iowa.