Campus News

Grad student enrollment increases, minority representation grows

The number of students enrolling in ­graduate education for the first time increased by almost 4 percent from fall 2014 enrollment to fall 2015, according to the Council of Graduate Schools 2005 to 2015 survey.

Although overall grad school enrollment figures haven’t really changed since 2013, ­first-time enrollment in graduate programs continues to increase; 2015 set a record, ­totaling more than half a million first-time graduate students.

The largest gains were seen in first-time enrollment of underrepresented minority groups.