IFSU records 16% increase of enrollment
The Department of Registrar and Admissions Services in its quarterly report stated that the Ifugao State University has 5,467 enrollees across its all undergraduate and graduate programs in the six campuses and the College of Open Distance and Transnational Education (CODETE) for the 1st semester of Academic Year 2018-2019.
The current enrollment is an increase of 16.05% increase from last year’s 4,711 enrollees during the first semester.
“The increase in enrolment this first semester can be attributed to some policies implemented by the government and the University. With the K to 12 transition ends, the university recorded that 50.44% of the total enrollees are first years. Major factors also include the universal access for free higher education, the reopening of the College of Health Sciences, offering of new courses in some campuses, and the expansion of CODETE extension,” said Alma C. Binwag, Director for Registrar and Admission Services.
The reports also shows that Lamut (Main) Campus still has the highest number of enrollees with 2,543 students followed by Potia Campus with 1,255 students. Lagawe Campus comes in third with 1,148. The remaining 521 enrollees are distributed to the three smaller campuses – Tinoc (132) Aguinaldo (110), and Hapao (53); and CODETE (226).
Advanced education students totaled to 880 or 15.92% of the population, with Master of Arts in Education having the highest enrolment among the graduate programs.
There are 4,587 undergraduate students with highest enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Criminology program (975), followed by Bachelor in Secondary Education (393), Diploma in Agricultural Technology (356), Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (345), and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (318).
The lowest enrolment in the 4-year courses was noted in the 2nd and 3rd year levels. Some programs have even zero enrolment in these levels.
“This is an expected effect of the additional two years in high school, resulting in a two-year gap in the transition from high school to college,” concluded Director Binwag.
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