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More students are enrolled at IUPUC this summer than at any time since at least 2005.
IUPUC officials said a 25-percent tuition discount helped bring more students to the campus and website.
Enrollment in the first summer session, from May 9 to June 20, increased slightly from 2011, but in the second session, which began June 25 and will end Aug. 6, enrollment spiked about 15 percent.
“The increase was substantially larger than the earlier session because many high school students and transfer students from other colleges and universities were still in session through much of May, so they were unable to register for classes at IUPUC until they finished,” Denise Johnson, director of the registrar’s office at IUPUC, said in a press release.
Ryan Wooley, 21, of North Vernon, said the tuition discount provided an additional incentive to take summer classes.
“I can get my degree quicker ... and now cheaper,” he said.
Wooley said he typically takes summer classes online so that does not have to commute daily during his summer job: managing the North Vernon city pool.
The 21-year-old is scheduled to graduate in December with a degree in business with a concentration in marketing.
Johnson said enrollment “may be the largest summer enrollments in our 42-year history, but we are still analyzing the data.”
IUPUC said that the tuition discount saved students with a full course load an average $1,000.
Vice Chancellor and Dean Marwan Wafa said the higher summer enrollment is good news for local employers looking for highly qualified employees.
Many of IUPUC’s graduates remain in the area after graduation, Wafa said.
Fall enrollment continues through Aug. 20. More information: iupuc.edu.
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