University of Cincinnati's enrollment surges to record high

But African-American enrollment lags

CINCINNATI – Despite a dip in the population of high school graduates, University of Cincinnati has drawn its all-time largest enrollment this fall.

The official number won't be tallied for weeks, but UC projects total enrollment to reach 43,600 students, up nearly 1,000 students compared to last year and 9,200 more than 10 years ago.

Projected enrollment is up in most categories, including:
• Main campus enrollment, up 944 students
• Total undergraduates, up 684
• Graduate/professional students, up 410 students
• Online degree enrollment, up 342 students

The students are more than seat fillers, too, with first-year students averaging a 25.5 on the ACT, up 0.4 points compared to 2013. The number of National Merit scholars surged to 48 compared to 35 in 2013.

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