Cincinnati Business Courier: UC celebrated record enrollment this year as Mason, Lakota East top list of its feeder schools

National Student Clearinghouse report shows decreasing national enrollment but UC bucks that trend

The University of Cincinnati bucked a national trend this fall when it recorded its largest enrollment ever with 47,914 students for the fall semester. That figure represented a 2.6% increase over last year’s enrollment or an additional 1,204 students.

That stands in contrast to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in October that found undergraduate enrollment dipped 1.1% since last fall leading to a total two-year decline of 4.2% since 2020. Graduate enrollment declined 1% possibly indicating the end of pandemic-related influxes of post-baccalaureate students.

The Cincinnati Business Courier reported on UC's growth and highlighted top feeder schools sending their students to the university. Read the full story online. A subscription my be required. You may also email cedric.ricks@uc.edu for a copy of the article.

William Mason High School was the top feeder school for UC. Others included Lakota East High School; Lakota West High School; Walnut Hills High School; West Clermont High School/Gen Este; Milford High School; Fairfield High School; Oak Hills High School; Sycamore High School and St. Xavier High School.

UC’s first-year class is the largest ever with 8,218 students representing a nearly 16% increase. Overall, the UC student body is its most diverse ever with students of color representing 25.5%. The university saw its Black undergraduate population increase by 11% while its Latinx undergraduate population grew by 14%. 

UC’s first-year class is also its most academically prepared ever. Ten percent of first-time, degree-seeking fall 2022 class members were among the top 5% of their high school graduating class; 18.4% were in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, while 35.6% were in the top 20%.

“Those are the type of stats a really selective school would have,” Miner told the Cincinnati Business Courier. “These are students who have a lot of choices, and they’re choosing UC. It’s a sign of how great we’ve become in terms of education and the value of the education we provide.”

Photo on the Uptown UC campus taken by Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand.

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