RIT’s enrollment is projected to hit an all-time high in several categories this fall.
The estimates are based on preliminary figures and will be finalized later this month, said James Miller, senior vice president, Enrollment Management and Career Services.
Fall enrollment in terms of “headcount” will reach an all-time record of 16,450, up 3 percent from last year. Full time equivalent enrollment is expected to increase approximately 2.6 percent to 13,450.
“Overall, 2007-2008 has been a very good recruitment year for RIT, ” said Miller. “With records established for undergraduate and graduate applications for admission, RIT was able to become more selective, to increase ethnic diversity in the entering class, increase the number and percentage of women particularly in engineering, science and technology clusters, and meet goals of increasing visibility and enrollment of students from outside the mid-Atlantic and New England regions. These results are consistent with RIT’s strategic enrollment goals and a positive reflection of campus-wide efforts.” Here is a breakdown of other figures, starting with undergraduate enrollment estimates:
“RIT’s graduate enrollment continues to increase with graduate headcount expected to exceed 2,600. Growth is fueled by an increase of over 7 percent in full-time graduate students to over 1,250. Both are graduate enrollment records,” according to Miller. Other highlights from graduate enrollment include: