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The University of Toledo sees slight dip in enrollment for 2017

UT enrollment falls slightly in 2017. (FILE/WNWO)

Enrollment at The University of Toledo remained virtually unchanged in 2017.

Total enrollment for fall semester 2017 is 20,579, according to official 15-day census numbers. UT had 20,648 students enrolled in fall semester 2016.

The academic preparedness of the incoming class improved with an average ACT score of 22.9, an increase from 22.7 in fall 2016, and an average GPA of 3.42, up from 3.36 the year before.

Included in the enrollment numbers is an increase in the first-year to second-year undergraduate retention rate, which is the fourth consecutive year the University has experienced an increase as it intensifies its focus on retaining and graduating more students. UT also saw an increase in the number of students continuing their education across all class levels.

“Today’s students have many options as they seek an engaging college experience, and we continue to work hard to share the wonderful opportunities available at The University of Toledo,” President Sharon L. Gaber said. “We don’t want students to simply enroll. We want them to succeed, graduate from UT and go on to pursue successful careers. We are committed to maintaining this positive momentum.”

The fall 2017 enrollment includes 16,194 undergraduate students and 4,385 graduate and professional students. The fall 2016 enrollment included 16,247 undergraduates and 4,401 graduate students.

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