<p>This was mentioned in another thread, but thought it needed its own thread so it could be more easily found for later reference…</p>
<p>[2011</a> At A Glance: New Freshmen Enrollment | OIRA](<a href=“http://oira.ua.edu/d/content/glance/2011-glance-new-freshmen-enrollment]2011”>http://oira.ua.edu/d/content/glance/2011-glance-new-freshmen-enrollment)</p>
<p>This year’s instate percentage for freshmen is only 49.4%</p>
<p>That AA enrollment for frosh is almost 13%…745 AA frosh</p>
<p>The Hispanic enrollment for frosh is 2.6% (still too low, but moving upwards) 148 frosh</p>
<p>Asian enrollment is 1.6% (still low, but an improvement.) 93 frosh</p>
<p>Alaskan Native/American Indian 1.7% …98 Frosh</p>
<p>Hawaiian/Pacific …11 frosh…2%</p>
<p>Minority numbers are about about 16.5%…better…and it’s something Bama is working on. </p>
<p>The engineering enrollment for frosh is 14.7% 851 frosh!<br>
Auburn must be shaking in its boots! It has to see that it’s position as “the engineering school” in Alabama is clearly being challenged big-time. </p>
<p>401 frosh in (pre)Nursing.
I think that’s an increase. If so, the new facilities would certainly have impacted that.</p>
<p>1,058 in (pre)business.
I think that’s an increase, too. Has anyone heard of any new expansion plans for the B-school? It would seem like that would be needed and on the horizon somewhere, unless the current facilities were not at full capacity. </p>
<p>361 frosh in Education.
I had the pleasure of speaking to the College of Education’s PR director, and she said that the recent years has seen a huge uptick in the test scores for their Ed students. This is a big deal. Across this country, the SAT scores of Ed majors at various univs are often lowish compared to the rest of the school (this was highlighted in a study done several years ago, to the embarrassment of many.) This past occurence has been the result of the fact that the Col of Ed at various colleges has been female-heavy for decades and females with higher scores were heading more to STEM and health-related majors. So, the fact that higher stats kids are now choosing Education at Bama is good news. Certainly, the scholarship offers have helped this trend. </p>
<p>126 frosh are from foreign countries. Don’t know what the past trend has been for that, but it seems like an increase.</p>