UF sees 8.5 percent enrollment increase

The University of Findlay’s enrollment is up 8.5 percent from a year ago.

The university announced today that it now has 3,956 compared to 3,645 a year ago.

The increase includes a 6.5 percent rise in first-time, full-time students, a 20 percent increase in graduate students and a 46 percent increase in international students, according to the university.

The university’s graduate student population is now 1,166 compared to 967 in 2013 and the population of international students on campus has also gone from 365 in 2013 to 535 this year, according to the university.

The university, which started its fall classes on Aug. 18, also saw in increase in retention, increasing from 79 percent this time last year to 83 percent now.

“We are delighted with the enrollment increases,” said Rebecca Butler, vice president of enrollment management.