President cites new degree programs, facilities and technology attracting new students
FAYETTE, IOWA (Sept. 6, 2007) – Upper Iowa University welcomed 788 students to its Fayette campus this fall -- an increase of 13 percent over last year’s 696. Total enrollment at the University’s 18 locations in the US and Southeast Asia, as well as online and self-study programs, remains at approximately 6,000 students, making Upper Iowa University the largest private college in Iowa.
Students were greeted with expanded, wireless Internet access – now in every building – and a renovated Edgar Fine Arts building housing the University’s new nursing and information technology programs.
The $2.5 million renovation of the 22,000 square foot Edgar building better accommodates the art and graphic design programs, adding the new Lois Bing-Davis Gallery to its list of features. The building was the original campus gymnasium, and its indoor swimming pool – the oldest west of the Mississippi – was also improved this summer.
“Our continued effort to develop new majors and improve the physical learning environment of Upper Iowa University’s Fayette campus is getting noticed,” said Upper Iowa president Dr. Alan Walker. “Upper Iowa University is a great choice for discerning students and parents who are looking for a higher education experience that represents great value.
” When incoming freshman Mike Rausch of Fort Atkinson was asked why he chose Upper Iowa University, he stated, “The eight-week terms help me stay focused and the new air-conditioned facilities make my class time more enjoyable.”
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