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USI Touts Enrollment, Larger Freshman Class


Overall enrollment is up to 9,300 but undergraduate total is down to about 5,400

The University of Southern Indiana says it has seen an increase in its overall enrollment this fall but a decline in the number of undergraduate students. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

USI calls it the first overall increase in more than a decade – nearly 9,300 students.

That includes combined, undergraduate, graduate, and dual credit enrollment.

More than 2,000 dual credit high school students from across the state are included in the total.

USI says freshmen enrollment was up but overall undergraduate enrollment dipped to just over at 5,400 -- down 2.3% from 2022.

Still, Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management Troy Miller calls it a year to “make our mark in the sand and begin a trajectory of growth.”

Miller said he can't wait to see the achievements of the larger Class of 2027 during their time at USI.

The university also says it remains dedicated to diversity and underrepresented populations with students of color and international students making up a record 18.1% of the student population, up from just short of 17% last year.