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Fall Enrollment Stable at PNW

(Westville-Hammond, IN) - Fall core enrollment at Purdue University Northwest is holding steady with increases in the graduate and international student populations.


“Enrollment data for 2023-24 show that motivated students continue to view Purdue Northwest as an excellent choice to attain a high-quality college education and enhance their lifelong career opportunities,” said PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon.


“It is also clear that continued investment in PNW’s advanced degree programs are attracting talented minds who want to earn additional credentials, grow their skills and improve their professional competitive advantage,” he said.


While the total number of undergraduate students at PNW decreased slightly compared to last fall, notable increases were observed in graduate student enrollment, up 5.7 percent, and international students, up about 43 percent.


Core undergraduate enrollment, which measures the number of students attending classes on the PNW campuses, was down by just 2.8%.


Causes of the decline include a lower number of college-age people in the population and fewer students in Indiana attending college.


According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 53 percent of Indiana’s high school graduating class of 2020 chose to go to college compared to 65 percent in 2015.

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