The University of Toledo announced its official 15-day census numbers Tuesday as UT officials say the institution remains on course to achieve its strategic multi-year plan that will increase the number of well-prepared students.
“We’ve raised our academic standards and have focused on enrolling more well-prepared students. We knew that would cause a modest enrollment decrease in the short term. Come this fall, we expect to see the year-over-year enrollment figures start climbing,” said Cam Cruickshank, vice president for enrollment management and online education.
For spring semester, UT enrolled 18,783 students. At this time last year, UT enrolled 19,037 students.
Cruickshank also noted that the students UT has enrolled over the last several years are more academically prepared and more likely to return following freshman year.
“In the last two years, we’ve increased both our first-to-second semester persistence rate and our first-to-second year retention rate. The result is that we’ll have greater numbers of continuing students at the same time we plan to have a larger incoming class of students next fall,” Cruickshank said, noting that spring enrollment is always dependent on the preceding fall enrollment.