Indiana University has reported record-high summer enrollment amid the current global pandemic. Across the university’s campuses, 33,201 people have enrolled in summer classes which is up by nearly 6 percent according to a university press release. The Bloomington campus is reporting a 22 percent increase from last year’s enrollment.
IU spokesperson Chuck Carney says he thinks plans interrupted by the pandemic could have led students to enroll in more online summer courses.
“If these are students who are currently enrolled, advancing toward a degree this is a perfect opportunity to go ahead and make some progress on that because your other plans have fallen to the wayside,” Carney says.
In total, students are taking more than 200,000 credit hours which is a 9 percent increase from last year. Nearly 20,000 of those enrolled are seeking degrees. Undergraduates seeking degrees are enrolled in more than 124,000 credit hours.