More students than ever before are enrolled at Iowa State and the College of Engineering this year.
Surpassing last year’s enrollment by more than 575, this fall the college has 7,508 students taking classes, contributing to the university’s record enrollment of 31,040.
This year also set another record for the college—with 6,495 undergraduates, engineering has now become the largest college on campus in terms of undergraduate enrollment.
Accommodating a growing population of students is something the engineering college has been preparing for. Last spring, the college announced it was investing $2.2m in its undergraduate programs, which has been divided among 13 educational projects designed to enhance student learning, improve efficiency, and build collaboration.
“With another record-breaking year in enrollment at the College of Engineering, it’s important that we maintain our commitment to providing top-quality education to our students,” said Interim CoE Dean Mufit Akinc. “We’ve hired more than 25 new faculty in our college this year and implemented several new projects that will help us meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our students.”