Indiana University announced Tuesday that overall enrollment for 2010-2011 is up from last year. IU now officially has 109,445 students attending classes across all eight statewide campuses. That is an increase of 2.1 percent over last year. IU Spokesman Larry McIntyre says that the increased enrollment is largely due to returning students from previous years.
“It appears that most of it is in the form of retention,” McIntyre said. “In other words, more students in their second, third, and fourth years sticking with it, especially at the regional campuses.”
IU Kokomo is now the smallest of the eight IU campuses with an enrollment of about 3,000 students. Despite overall increases, new student enrollment is down. It dropped by more than 600 system wide.