This past fall Indiana State University welcomed the largest freshman class in its 145 year history. And this semester enrollment has increased more than a 1,000 over last spring’s number. Looking ahead to next year, ISU is set to break another record with 700 student applications already received.
Despite the rapid growth, Vice president of Enrollment Management Marketing and Communication John Beacon says ISU is prepared to accommodate the incoming students.
“There are plans already to be renovating some dormitories and adding residential villages but we also recognize that that’s just one part of it; We really also need to be able to accommodate students in our classes.”
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Richard Toomey says the growing number of students is complemented by a growing academic quality of students.
“We have retained a higher cumulative grade point average for the incoming freshman class that’s been at its highest points in the last ten years. So I think we’re getting more students and we’re getting better students.”
Beacon and Toomey both say they are constantly evaluating ISU’s programs to make sure they are meeting the needs of students.