For the fifth consecutive year, Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has set an enrollment record, the university announced last week. The college’s fall-semester enrollment is 5,395, including both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate enrollment grew to 4,657 students, an increase of 45 students from the previous year. Over the last five years, undergraduate enrollment in the college has increased 19 percent.
"The college has worked hard over the past 12 years to increase enrollment to satisfy an increasing demand for highly qualified graduates in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields," said David Acker, associate dean for academic and global programs in the college.