Faculty and Staff Welcome Students to Campus

Faculty and staff welcomed students with water, apples and bananas to campus. Although student enrollment continues to increase, class sizes remain small.
The numbers:
• 34,000-plus students are expected on campus this fall, the sixth year of record enrollment and eighth consecutive year of growth.
• 67 percent of Iowa State classes have 29 or fewer students.
• 5,600 entering students attended orientation in June to help with their transition to college life.
• 70 percent of direct-from-high school students are expected to participate in a learning community this fall.
• The mean class section size is 35 students.
• 88 percent of student credit hours are taught by faculty.
• Student/faculty ratio is approximately 19:1.
• 105 new tenured or tenure-track faculty will join Iowa State this fall.