Spencer, IA: (Sep 06, 2012) - Undergraduate enrollment at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has reached record numbers. This fall’s enrollment totaled 3623.
Officials say the number of new students entering the Ag College is up 46 percent in the last seven years. That’s double the percentage of new students entering other agricultural colleges in the United States.
Associate Dean David Acker says one of the reasons is the impressive placement rate. He says more than 97-percent of graduating seniors were either employed, pursuing graduate degrees or serving in the military within six months of graduating.
Students have 25 majors to choose from within the Ag College. Acker says more than seventy percent begin their careers in Iowa.
Iowa State’s total enrollment this fall is 31,040, and increase of 21 percent in six years.