University of Minnesota expecting big fall enrollment rebound
June 15, 2021
The University of Minnesota's incoming freshman class is on track to be its largest in decades and its most diverse in history, suggesting the state's flagship institution will see a big enrollment rebound this fall as it returns to mostly normal operations.
Freshman confirmations are up 14% at the Twin Cities campus, with nearly 7,500 new students committed to attend compared with just 6,500 at this time last year. Systemwide, freshman confirmations are up 12% across the U's five campuses. Other colleges in the state are not seeing the same spike, though some are reporting promising increases in international students after a year in which that group's enrollment plummeted.
"The numbers right now look absolutely rock-solid," said Bob McMaster, the U's vice provost and dean of undergraduate education. "I have no doubt that we're going to land an absolutely terrific class."