The University of Iowa and Iowa State University are reporting record enrollment this fall while the University of Northern Iowa is posting a decrease.
Official enrollment figures released Wednesday show both Iowa and Iowa State surpassed 31,000 students. Iowa State fell short in surpassing Iowa, but ISU narrowed the gap as its enrollment has jumped 21 percent since 2006. Iowa's enrollment grew by 5 percent during the same time.
Over 12,700 students have enrolled at Northern Iowa this fall, a seven percent decrease. UNI officials say the dip is because of a large graduating class in the spring and a drop in the number of Iowa high school graduates. More than 90 percent of UNI students are from Iowa, which is significantly higher than at Iowa and Iowa State.