Attracting more students and creating a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students each year has always been one of CFAES's goals, and this year is no exception.
Comparing autumn enrollment numbers from 2011 to 2012, undergraduate enrollment in AGR and ENR combined is up 1.2 percent, which when added to the 2.6 percent increase in numbers for graduate students in both areas takes the Columbus campus student population to 2,703 students, up from 2,664 in 2011.
Another bright spot for the college was the increase in student numbers at the regional campuses. For the first time, regional campus students were directly enrolled to colleges, which took our numbers from 25 students in 2011 to 153 students in 2012. The college also saw a record number of students transition to the Columbus campus from Ohio State ATI this fall, which is reflected in a drop of 8.1 percent in total student numbers at the campus in Wooster.
When total enrollment numbers from all groups and campuses of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are combined, we show a grand total of 3,468 students enrolled for autumn 2012, which is up 3.3 percent from 2011.
-- Adam Cahill, Academic Programs