The academic year is off to a great start at The University of Findlay. Today, the University announced an 8.5 percent increase in enrollment for the fall semester, compared to last fall. This is the fourth consecutive semester enrollment has increased at UF. The first-time, full-time student retention rate also increased by 4 percent – 83 percent, compared to 79 percent last year.
“In 2012, the campus came together to make real a new vision and strategic plan for the University,” said Dr. Katherine Fell, president of The University of Findlay. “The increases in our enrollment and freshmen retention rate are the results of tremendous team effort. I commend our faculty and staff for their collaboration and commitment.”
The 8.5 percent enrollment increase includes a 6.5 percent increase in first-time, full-time students, a 20 percent increase in graduate students and a 46 percent increase in international students.
“We are delighted with the enrollment increases,” said Rebecca Butler, vice president of enrollment management at UF. “The University of Findlay is distinctive. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality, meaningful academic programs, significant undergraduate research opportunities and individualized career consultation to our students throughout their time at the University. The value of a Findlay education is evident by the enrollment and retention increases we are experiencing.”
Highlights from the fall 2014 8th day enrollment report include:
- Total traditional student enrollment (not including dual enrolled high school students) of 3,956, compared to 3,645 in 2013
- 4.2 percent increase in total undergraduate enrollment – 2,790 compared to 2,678
- First-time, full-time student population of 619, compared to 581 in 2013
- Graduate student population of 1,166, compared to 967 in 2013
- International student population of 535, compared to 365 in 201
- Additional 937 early entry high school students
The University of Findlay is one of the largest private colleges in Northwest Ohio. With nearly 80 programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, UF has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review.