The University of Connecticut has seen changes in everything from its tuition to its population size to demographics since 2010.
The total in-state cost (tuition, fees, room and board) for undergraduate students increased by 45% over the decade: The cost for the 2010-2011 school year was $20,968, while the 2019-2020 cost was $30,484. The total out-of-state cost increased by 42%, from $37,432 in 2010 to $53,152 in 2019.
In the 2010-2011 academic year, 17,345 undergraduates were enrolled in the Storrs campus, while 4,536 students were enrolled at regional campuses, according to UConn’s 2011 fact sheet The graduate and professional schools had 8,153 students in total.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 18,847 undergraduates attended the Storrs campus, while 5,053 attended regional campuses. The graduate and professional schools had 8,433 students in total.
The demographics of those students have changed since 2010: Among undergraduates, 23% were minorities in 2010, compared to 37% in 2019. Two percent hailed from outside of the United States in 2010, while 9% of 2019 undergraduates are international. In 2010, 75% of Storrs campus students were from Connecticut, compared to 73% in 2019.
In both 2010 and 2019, all 169 Connecticut towns were represented in the total undergraduate student population. Forty-four of America’s states were represented in 2010, while 43 are represented in 2019.
The four-year graduation rate of UConn undergraduates improved from 67% in 2010 to 73% in 2019, while the six-year graduation rate improved from 81% in 2010 to 85% in 2019.
Gabriella DeBenedictis is the news editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.