New Roo Weekend Kickoff on Coleman Commons

Progress to Vision 2020 Goals

With total new freshman enrollment increasing by 3.6% this fall (4,278 students) – and the largest ever Honors College new freshman and total enrollment – the University of Akron is showing several positive enrollment trends, as detailed in the official census report that will be filed with the Ohio Department of Higher Education:

  • A 5.1% increase in new Direct from High School students, with 3,733 for this fall compared to 3,552 last year
  • An increase in traditional freshman grade point average (GPA) to 3.4, the highest in school history
  • A 10.7% increase in the entering Honors College class (640 new students) and a 5.4% increase in overall Honors College enrollment (to 1,931 students)
  • A 26.7% increase in the School of Law entering class, with 147 students as compared to 116 last fall
  • Steady entering Graduate School enrollment, with more doctoral degree students and fewer master’s degree candidates

In total, 25,177 students (undergraduate, graduate and law) are enrolled from 44 states and territories and 88 foreign countries. Non-Ohio residents increased to 4.1% of the total student population from last year’s 3.5% and the international student population increased to 5.7% of the total from last year’s 5.4%. The total enrollment is a 2.7% decrease from last year.

News Story:  Official census shows good enrollment news, new records