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UC’s Enrollment Confirmed as the Highest in the University’s 194-Year History


Final enrollment figures reported to the state this week confirm record-breaking numbers at the University of Cincinnati.

Date: 9/10/2013 12:29:00 PM
By: Dawn Fuller
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UC ingot   UC’s enrollment continues to break records in numerous categories as final figures are formally reported to the state this week.
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UC’s Office of Institutional Research reports that the university’s overall enrollment for 2013 is at 42,656. UC’s second-highest enrollment was set in 2011 at 42,421.

Final numbers for UC’s record freshman class are at 6,353, up 5.2 percent from 2012. The baccalaureate degree-seeking freshman class on the Uptown Campus is at a record 4,449, up 7.6 percent from 2012. The academic profile of the freshman class is holding steady with a 25.1 ACT score.

“UC’s reputation as the ‘#HottestCollegeinAmerica’ – with its opportunities for hands-on learning, undergraduate research and global study – as well as a spectacular campus that has attracted worldwide attention, all are making UC a popular destination to pursue a higher education, both at home and with students from around the world,” says Caroline Miller, UC senior associate vice president for Enrollment Management.

UC’s freshman class is also increasing in diversity, with a total 17.5 percent students of color and 15.1 percent freshmen students of color on the Uptown Campus. The freshman class is represented by 77 Ohio counties, 41 states (plus Washington, D.C.) and 51 countries.

UC is also reporting increases in its number of distance learners, international student enrollment (both graduate and undergraduate) and graduate student enrollment.

The number of UC’s distance learners is at 4,393, up 246 from 2012.

UC’s out-of-state students (8,499) are up 7 percent from 2012. UC recorded 1,045 international undergraduate students (compared with 832 in 2012) and 1,887 international graduate students (compared with 1,768 in 2012). Graduate student enrollment is at 10,673, compared with 10,251 in 2012.

The final numbers are reported just as U.S. News & World Report’s college guide lists UC among its “Best National Universities,” in addition to UC’s selection as a “Military Friendly School.”