Students Crowd Campuses Of ISU, U Of I; Uni's Thins

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Iowa State University and the University of Iowa both reported record enrollments this fall, while the University of Northern Iowa announced a sharp decline in students that exceeded previous estimates, according to official enrollment figures released Wednesday.

Although ISU and the U of I both surpassed 31,000 students, Iowa’s figure again was larger. ISU’s enrollment has not exceeded the U of I’s since 1979.

Iowa enrolled 31,498 students, up 2 percent; Iowa State enrollment hit 31,040, a nearly 4 percent increase.

The final enrollment figures were expected, as U of I President Sally Mason and ISU President Steven Leath this summer publicly predicted crowded campuses to start the school year.

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