The University of Evansville Announces Enrollment Achievements
Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The University of Evansville has enrolled 2,232 full-time traditional undergraduate and Doctor of Physical Therapy students for the 2014-15 school year, surpassing total enrollment goals. This number includes a freshman class of 532 new students.
“The number of transfer students – both domestic and international – is 76 for this fall, which is a 27 percent increase over last year,” said Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment services. “Also the number of international freshmen is up,” he added. “The number this fall is 64 international students compared to 47 last fall. That’s a 36 percent increase and the largest international freshmen class on record. This achievement reflects the emphasis on providing a unique, international education for all our students.”
The growth in international students is a reflection of the most recent recognition by the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors report, which ranks the top study abroad programs in the nation. UE ranks seventh in the nation for study abroad participation among master’s degree-granting institutions.
U.S. News & World Report reinforced the Open Doors report by naming the University of Evansville as one of the 30 schools in the nation selected for best possible education experience for study abroad. The Report also named UE #9 out of 146 in the “Best Regional Universities: Midwest” category, and #4 on the list of “Great Schools at Great Prices” in the Midwest. They further recognized the University in the “A-Plus School for B Students” among Midwest regional universities listing. This unranked list features schools “where spirit and hard work could make all the difference to admissions offices,” according to U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on measures of academic excellence such as student graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, and class sizes. The rankings are designed to help prospective students and their families evaluate college choices. The Best Colleges rankings are available online at USNews.com and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2015 guidebook, on newsstands September 23.
“Our rankings and enrollment reflect our mission of providing a global, affordable education founded in a solid liberal arts and sciences curriculum,” said UE president Thomas A. Kazee. “We continue to be dedicated to making these unique opportunities available to students in every community that we serve around the country and around the world.”