Guam – More students are enrolled at the University of Guam this year.
Enrollment figures at UOG went up 2.5% compared to last year with 3,639 students taking fall semester classes. That is the highest enrollment UOG has had in the last ten years.
“There are several factors that contribute to the continuing increase in enrollment at the University of Guam including our natural choice initiatives to reach out to local high schools and regional community colleges,” said UOG President Robert A. Underwood.
“At the graduate level, over the last several years, we have offered our Professional MBA, Master of Education, and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology degrees on a cohort model with courses offered during the summers, in the evenings and on weekends. This model is ideal for working professionals, has made the programs more accessible, and has contributed to an increase in the number of graduate students at UOG. We look forward to launching our first online graduate program, a Master of Education in Reading, in the spring of 2011.”
Enrollment by gender, load, and ethnicity continues to be similar to recent Fall semesters:
- 39% of students are male and 61% are female
- 74% of students are full-time taking at least 12 credits or more, and 26% of students are part-time
- 51% of students are Pacific Islander, 41% Asian, 4% White/Non-Hispanic, 0.5% Black/Non-Hispanic, 0.7% Hispanic, among other categories
- The average age of undergraduates is 23, and the average age of graduate students is 35