The University of Toledo as expected has fewer students enrolled for fall semester 2021 after graduating one of the largest classes of students and experiencing the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Total enrollment is 17,070, according to UToledo’s 15-day census numbers, which includes 13,185 undergraduate students and 3,885 graduate and professional students. The incoming class is one of the highest academically prepared with an average GPA of 3.56. UToledo also experienced increases in new adult, transfer and international students.
Although exacerbated by the pandemic, the student class size reflects the continued enrollment decline over time that the University is working to reverse with a new strategic enrollment plan. UToledo had 18,450 students enrolled in fall semester 2020.
“The University of Toledo offers students a great educational experience and we are looking forward to reaching more prospective students and families to share the amazing opportunities here,” UToledo President Gregory Postel said. “We have made the necessary investments to strengthen our enrollment recruitment strategy to upgrade our application systems and recruit high school students earlier in their academic journey and from more geographic areas. We’re also working to streamline the process for students to transfer to UToledo.”
With the University’s increased focus on student success, one contributing factor to fewer students on campus is because more than 4,600 students graduated last year. The preliminary six-year graduation rate for students who began their studies at UToledo in fall semester 2015 is 56.3%, the highest graduation rate on record.