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Campus Flow
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  Message Not Read  Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/27/2024 12:19:23 PM 
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Ohio University is expecting incoming-student enrollment for the Fall Semester 2024 to be about the same as previous record-breaking years.

For the 2023 Fall Semester, OU had 4,517 first-year students enrolled at its Athens campus and are hoping to enroll roughly the same amount for the upcoming year, Vice President for Enrollment Management Candace J. Boeninger wrote in an email.

“Interest in Ohio University is at an all-time high, and enrollment of new and continuing students on the Athens campus has been especially strong in the past couple of years,” Boeninger said in an email.

According to a previous The Post report, OU has had record breaking enrollment numbers for incoming students.

The university had 4,441 first-year students in Fall 2022 and 4,516 year-students in Fall 2023 according to a university news release.

https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2024/05/ou-expectin...


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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/27/2024 8:29:21 PM 
I'm beyond excited that one of those incoming freshmen will be my oldest!


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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/28/2024 9:02:50 AM 
Bucking the trend. Great news. Any ideas why we are bucking the trend?
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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/28/2024 9:22:22 AM 
giacomo wrote:
Bucking the trend. Great news. Any ideas why we are bucking the trend?


A better job of selling.

This: https://www.ohio.edu/admissions/ohio-admission-promise

And this: https://www.ohio.edu/admissions/presidents-opportunity-pr...

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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/28/2024 12:21:30 PM 
Ryan Carey wrote:
I'm beyond excited that one of those incoming freshmen will be my oldest!


Congrats Ryan! I am in the fight right now with my rising Senior who is dead set on out of state. If he were to come around to in-state he would go to OU.


Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/29/2024 1:39:37 AM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
Ryan Carey wrote:
I'm beyond excited that one of those incoming freshmen will be my oldest!


Congrats Ryan! I am in the fight right now with my rising Senior who is dead set on out of state. If he were to come around to in-state he would go to OU.


Eh, just tell him you're not paying for out-of-state.


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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/30/2024 8:14:32 AM 
JSF wrote:
Andrew Ruck wrote:
Ryan Carey wrote:
I'm beyond excited that one of those incoming freshmen will be my oldest!


Congrats Ryan! I am in the fight right now with my rising Senior who is dead set on out of state. If he were to come around to in-state he would go to OU.


Eh, just tell him you're not paying for out-of-state.


Oh I did. Like most 17 year olds, the financial aspect is about 99th on a list of 100 things he is considering.


Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/30/2024 10:19:13 AM 
I had to stay in state but (at parents' direction) pick a school at least 3 hours from Akron. Thankfully, the federal speed limit was 55 mph in 1979 so Athens qualified. Otherwise it would have been Miami.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/30/2024 10:58:30 PM 
Mine could have went to 2 dozens schools for free. She chose a private liberal arts school in St Paul MN. She hates cold weather. When it was all said and done, 5 years later she loves the city and cost her 10k for her 4 years. Sticker price was 64k a year, she did Americore and when she was done they paid her debit and she cashed a check for 5 figures.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 5/31/2024 10:29:25 PM 
SBH wrote:
I had to stay in state but (at parents' direction) pick a school at least 3 hours from Akron. Thankfully, the federal speed limit was 55 mph in 1979 so Athens qualified. Otherwise it would have been Miami.



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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 6/1/2024 9:55:22 AM 
giacomo wrote:
Bucking the trend. Great news. Any ideas why we are bucking the trend?


Could be a variety of reasons. The university could simply be doing a better job of marketing itself and increasing the amount of applications. It could be getting more serious with financial aid and increasing our yields. Or it could be dipping deeper into its applicant pool and accepting kids that might not have been accepted previously.

Won't really be able to tell until the full class profile (acceptance rates, yield, class stats) are available.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 6/1/2024 10:00:24 AM 
The best advice regarding this is what one of my clients told their 4 daughters years ago. They said they would pay for 4 years of an in state university. If they wanted to go private or out of state, they would have to pay it themselves and get loans. If they took more than 4 years to graduate, it was on them. Same for grad school. They also gave them a budget for the weddings. Anything over was on them. Very smart and most people don’t do this.
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Jeff Johnson
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 6/15/2024 6:05:38 PM 
giacomo wrote:
The best advice regarding this is what one of my clients told their 4 daughters years ago. They said they would pay for 4 years of an in state university. If they wanted to go private or out of state, they would have to pay it themselves and get loans. If they took more than 4 years to graduate, it was on them. Same for grad school. They also gave them a budget for the weddings. Anything over was on them. Very smart and most people don’t do this.


We were living in San Diego when our son and daughter graduated from high school. I told them they could go to college anywhere they wanted so long as the net cost did not exceed the cost to send them to a University of California campus. They both chose Ohio U.


Jeff Johnson '67, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 6/23/2024 10:45:59 AM 
As a fun fact Athens, Oh was the 10th fastest growing city last year at 8.6% increase with the incoming classes larger than the ones departing.

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2024/comm/f...

This next class is going to be another net 1,500 students replacing the COVID class in fall of 2020. From there the growth in students is going to level off with 2025 possibly another 750 more.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 6/23/2024 12:16:03 PM 
Campus Flow wrote:
As a fun fact Athens, Oh was the 10th fastest growing city last year at 8.6% increase with the incoming classes larger than the ones departing.

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2024/comm/f...

This next class is going to be another net 1,500 students replacing the COVID class in fall of 2020. From there the growth in students is going to level off with 2025 possibly another 750 more.


While maybe true, it's skewed growth to a demographic of 18 and 19 year olds. Permanent residency is declining. Case in point - Athens High graduating class is now down to 175 kids. When my daughter graduated in 2000 it was 235.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Third year in a row
   Posted: 7/10/2024 5:17:53 PM 
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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Total fall enrollment numbers at Ohio University are trending higher than they were this time last year.

The number is up 10% compared to last June. The university also saw a record number of applications, with 27,000 so far and counting. This is a 7% increase from 2023.

The enrollment update was presented to the university’s board of trustees at its meeting this week in Dublin.

Last year’s incoming freshman class was a record high, and a high percentage of those students are returning this fall.

https://woub.org/2024/06/14/ohio-university-projects-high... /


About 2,000 more applications this year for OU, pretty decent growth. University has turned it around since the pandemic year.

The battle used to be about attracting the most qualified students but since COVID its become about getting as many students in the door as possible. State funding is now tied to FTE count not campus square feet as it was 15 years ago. From what I have read the freshman classes in recent years at Akron and Toledo have only about 2,000 students.


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