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Indiana State University Reports Record Enrollment

Indiana State University has a record number of freshman enrolled this year.

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Indiana State University reports record enrollment.

Indiana State University has a record number of freshman enrolled this year, and the campus has grown to a total student population of more than 11,000. Vice president for enrollment management, marketing and communications, John Beacon, says the increase is partially due to economic conditions in Indiana. “People are realizing,” he says, “that the best hedge against a recession or unemployment is a college education.”

One enrollment incentive program Indiana State used this year was the “College Go Week” campaign, which waived the application fee for potential students during a one week period. During that week, Beacon says over 3,000 applications were received.

The 2707 freshman who began classes this week is a 33% increase over last year’s numbers. In addition to the larger undergraduate class, the university also enrolled almost 500 new graduate students.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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