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.