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Iowa State University Summer Enrollment Tops 8,400

In courses of various durations spread across Iowa State's 12-week summer term, 8,403 students are attending school this summer. That's down about 7% from last summer's 9,074 students. It includes 5,654 undergraduates, 2,583 graduate students and 166 fourth-year students in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, whose final year is a 12-month experience.

How they're studying
Here are the ways Iowa State students are making use of summer opportunities:

About 46% of this summer's student body is studying only online. That's down from last summer's 52%, but higher than 2019's 34% -- the summer preceding the arrival of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Undergraduates make up 90% of this group.

About 39% of summer session students registered for research credits, independent study, courses at other universities through affiliated programs, or experiential learning opportunities away from campus such as internships, practicums, co-ops, service learning or travel courses. Undergraduates make up about 40% of this group.

The remaining students are enrolled in in-person and hybrid courses that offer a combination of virtual and face-to-face learning. Undergraduates make up two-thirds of this group.

The student census is collected on the 10th day (June 24) of Iowa State's second summer session. The count reflects all registration through that day, so it includes classes that concluded prior to it as well as any that haven't begun yet.


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