The University of Toledo announced its latest enrollment numbers for spring semester 2021.
Included in the 15-day census count is 16,624 students, of which 12,746 are undergraduate students and 3,878 are graduate students. The University had 18,547 students enrolled in spring semester 2020.
The University is working to reverse the enrollment decline trend, with an institution-wide focus on enrollment efforts despite current challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the University’s key initiative teams announced in October 2020 was a team dedicated to developing and implementing a strategic enrollment management plan. The team is currently gathering information and plans to hold a series of town hall discussions and focus groups to explore all facets of enrollment.
In adapting student recruitment efforts during the pandemic, the University moved to a test-optional admissions model to provide additional flexibility to students and waived the application fee to encourage more individuals to explore becoming a Rocket.
UToledo also added QR stickers outside campus buildings and landmarks to promote individual walking tours when group tours were canceled last spring and the University was among the first colleges to resume campus tours in June with smaller groups and other safety measures in place, while continuing to promote virtual tours as well.
At the same time UToledo remains committed to the success of current students, with a projected 6-year graduation rate following spring commencement to be at least 54.4%, which exceeds the previous record high of 53.3% set last year. Initiatives to support students through earning their degrees have led to multi-year increases in first-to-second year retention rates and improved graduation rates.