University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

2007 CEMS student enrollments up

Release Date: 11-07-2007

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
Phone: Array Fax: 802-656-8802

UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) enrollment is up 35.1% and the 2,450 UVM 2007 incoming first-time, first-year student class is the largest class in the history of the university, according to the October 19 report by the Board of Trustees, "Executive Summary of Fall 2007 Enrollment Highlights."

The UVM numbers are also higher than any national or university trends. The Board of Trustees report states that UVM doctoral enrollments are also the highest ever at 468 and graduate student enrollments have declined slightly from a record high in 2006.

Total headcount enrollments number 12,239, with 41% Vermont residents. UVM retention rates are 85.6% — the second highest one-year retention rate since the fall of 1991 and an increase from a high of 84.2% in 2005.

"The increase is directly related to initiatives and efforts of faculty and staff that have made our College attractive to many," says CEMS Dean Domenico Grasso. "My sincere personal thanks to each."