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As of the census date, spring 2011 semester enrollment at the University of Central Missouri is 11,323, an increase of 343, or 3% over spring 2010 numbers. The spring enrollment figure is the highest recorded for spring semester in UCM’s history.
Women are a majority at the university, accounting for 56% of total enrollment. The university continues to meet the educational needs of diverse students. Of those who identified their ethnic background, 83% are Caucasian, 8% are African American, 5% are non-resident alien, 2% are Hispanic and the remaining 2% identified with other minority groups.
In total, enrollment of international students is up 63 to 497. Female students remained a very small proportion of international students.
Consistent with previous years, an overwhelming majority of enrolled student (83%) are Missouri residents. Jackson County is the residence of most UCM students, followed by Johnson County.
Full-time students comprise 69% of total enrollment in spring 2011, compared to 68% in spring 2010. Total student credit hours generated as of census date increased from 121,123 in spring
2010 to 126,012 in spring 2011. An increase of 4,889 credit hours or 4% increase over
spring 2010 numbers.
The number of full-time equivalent students - a measure of credit hours taken - increased from 8,296 in spring 2010 to 8,633 in spring 2011, a 4% increase.
Total credit hours generated at UCM Lee’s Summit Center increased from 4,878 in spring 2010 to 5,465 in spring 2011, an increase of 587 credit hours, or 12% over last spring.
The number of Online classes increased from 318 in spring 2010 to 364 in spring 2011.
Of the 11,323 students enrolled, 81% (n=9,151) are undergraduate students. Undergraduate enrollment increased by 325 students from last spring, an increase of 4%. A vast majority of undergraduate students (88%) are degree-seeking. They consist of freshmen (18%), sophomore (18%), juniors (21%), seniors (30%) and other undergraduate categories (13%).
A vast majority of undergraduate students (n= 8,093) are Missouri residents, accounting for 88% of undergraduate student population. Out-of-state undergraduate enrollment increased by 220 students in spring 2011.
Eighty-four percent of minority students (n=1,080) enrolled at the undergraduate level.
Enrollment of African-American undergraduate students increased from 632 in spring 2010 to 705 in spring 2011, up 12%. A total of 207 Hispanic undergraduate students enrolled in spring 2011, up from 151 last spring.
At the undergraduate level, total student credit hours increased by 4,237 from
107,904 in spring 2010 to 112,141 in spring 2011. The average undergraduate student credit hour load is 12.3. Undergraduate full-time equivalent students increased from 7,158 in spring 2010 to 7,477 in spring 2011, up 4%.
Graduate enrollment (masters, specialists and doctoral) increased by 18 to 2,172 students. Graduate enrollment consists of masters (n=2,009), specialist (n=146) and doctoral (n=17).
Sixty-two percent of graduate students are women. A vast majority (77%) are Missouri. residents. Out-of-state graduate enrollment increased by 29 students in spring 2011.
The number of Hispanic students at the graduate level remained the same, with 47 students reported for both spring semesters, according to the Census Report.
At the graduate level, student credit hours increased from 13,220 in spring 2010 to 13,871
in spring 2011. The average graduate student credit hour load increased slightly from
6.1 in spring 2010 to 6.4 in spring 2011.
Graduate FTE students increased by about 5% from 1,103 in spring 2010 to 1,156 in spring 2011.
This enrollment analysis provides an overview for the UCM campus as of the Fall 2010 Census date. Five-year reports for student demographics and credit hour enrollment by college and department are published in the university’s annual Fact Book. The Office of Institutional Research welcomes your comments.