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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 13, 2003

UI Spring Enrollment Is Again Highest In History

Enrollment at the University of Iowa for the 2003 spring semester totals 28,160, an increase of 593 students from the spring of 2002, according to the UI Office of the Registrar.

"This is the largest spring enrollment in our history," says Lola Lopes, associate provost for undergraduate education.

"It follows that after our largest fall enrollment, we’d see this increase too," Lopes says. She noted that due to winter graduations and other factors, spring enrollments are always smaller than the fall. The fall enrollment for 2002 was 29,697, indicating a decline of 1,537 for the spring. The comparable decline from fall 2001 to spring 2002 was 1,201.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences saw the greatest change in undergraduate spring enrollment in 2003, increasing from 14,432 in spring 2002 to 15,070 in 2003, a total increase of 638. The Tippie College of Business undergraduate spring enrollment decreased from 1,658 in 2002 to 1,559 in 2003, a total decrease of 99. The College of Engineering saw an increase of 22 undergraduate students this spring, from 1,077 in 2002 to 1,099 in 2003. The remaining colleges experienced minor undergraduate enrollment changes or were stable.

Graduate enrollment increased slightly in 2003, from 5,153 in 2002 to 5,212 in 2003, an increase of 59 students. Professional school enrollment decreased by 6 students, from 3,770 in 2002 to 3,764 in 2003.

A detailed census report for 2003 spring UI enrollments is available at

SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Charles S. Drum, 319-384-0048, Program: Lola Lopes, 319-335-3565,