Purdue sees increase in summer enrollment

Purdue sees increase in summer course enrollment.
Purdue sees increase in summer course enrollment.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Final exam week is here, but more students are expected to stick around this summer and take classes.

Purdue University has seen an 11 percent increase in summer enrollment from 2013. As News 18 reported last September, one of Purdue President Mitch Daniels’ initiatives was to make Purdue more of a year-round university. Part of the increase is due to more summer courses being available to students.

Associate Vice Provost Frank Dooley said many of the classes added are key to majors or are overcrowded during the spring and fall semesters.

“We went after those courses that the advisers said are the ‘most critical courses to students,’ especially if they change their major,” said Dooley. “If they could get that course in the summer, they can catch up real fast.”

Compared to other Big Ten universities, Purdue had some of the lowest summer enrollment numbers. Dooley said he expects that to change quickly.

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