IUPUC attracts more Johnson County enrollees

Johnson County students are enrolling more often at a Columbus campus, representing the fastest- growing group of students at the regional university.

Enrollment at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus has increased about 11 percent during the past five years, but enrollment from Johnson County residents is outpacing that growth at 47 percent.

University officials and local high school counselors think students are turning to the regional campus more often to continue their education close to home and at a lower cost than moving to a state or private university. The university also has been a part of more college fairs and events in local schools to attract more students.

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