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OHIO releases projected enrollment numbers for spring semester 2017

Overall enrollment at Ohio University stands at 34,587, according to preliminary spring semester 2017 figures released by the Office of Institutional Research.

Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management Craig Cornell is sharing with the OHIO community the enrollment figures that were provided to the state as of the 15th day of spring semester.

When compared to enrollment figures at this time last spring semester, those numbers show slight decreases in OHIO’s overall enrollment (down 0.1 percent)and eLearning enrollment (down 0.1 percent) but increases in enrollment at both the Athens Campus (up 0.9 percent) and at OHIO’s regional campuses (up 1.4 percent).

“Ohio University’s spring term enrollment numbers remain at near-record levels and reflect our commitment to academic accessibility and quality as well as affordability,” Cornell said. “Our Strategic Enrollment Management Plan is focused on smart, strategic and sustainable growth, and we are achieving that by employing multi-modal levels of teaching and by expanding our footprint across Ohio.”

Cornell noted that 3,999 of the 4,309 first-year students enrolled during fall semester 2016 had registered for classes for spring semester, reflecting a semester-to-semester retention rate of 92.8 percent, down 0.8 percent from this time last year. OHIO’s fall 2015 to fall 2016 retention rate, however, stands at 81.5 percent, up 2.4 percent over the previous year. 

Following are additional enrollment highlights:

  • Total OHIO enrollment – 34,587 for spring semester 2017 compared to 34,625 for spring semester 2016 (down 38 students)
  • Total Athens Campus enrollment – 20,187 for spring semester 2017 compared to 20,010 for spring semester 2016 (up 177 students)
  • Total Regional Campus enrollment – 8,275 for spring semester 2017 compared to 8,160 for spring semester 2016 (up 115 students)
  • Total eLearning enrollment – 7,689 for spring semester 2017 compared to 7,699 for spring semester 2016 (down 10 students)