Washburn reports record enrollment for fall 2011

Fall enrollment of 7,303 students at Washburn University surpasses the previous record set in fall 2005 of 7,261.

 Fall 2011 enrollment highlights:

Total headcount enrollment:  7,303 (Increase of 73 students and the highest enrollment in the history of Washburn University)

  • Semester credit hours (student course enrollments):  79,567 (increase of 751 from fall 2010)
  • Direct from high school freshmen grew 6.2 percent (increase of 42 students from fall 2010)
  • Total degree seeking students:  6,552 (90 percent of Washburn students are seeking or working toward a degree)
  • Total on campus students:  6,120  (84 percent of students attend classes on the Washburn campus)
  • Total Kansas resident enrollment:  6,730  (92 percent of Washburn students are Kansas residents) 

Other enrollment records of note:

       Student credit hours increased by 4.1 percent in the School of Nursing and 6.8 percent in the School of Applied Studies.

  • A new record was set with 574 high school students enrolling in Washburn classes. (increase of 17.6 percent)

        In addition to the 7,303 students enrolled at Washburn, 162 students enrolled in the 65 and Over Audit Program, which sets a new record for this program at Washburn. 

 “We are happy to celebrate a new record enrollment,” said Richard Liedtke, executive director of enrollment management.  “The fact the number of freshmen coming to us direct from high school increased 6.2 percent is significant.  As the class of 2015, they will have a special place in the commemoration of our 150th year.”