Monday, July 29, 2013
Indiana Tech's Class of 24 1Ls Is 76% Below Target; On Plus Side, 2:1 Student/Faculty Ratio Will Be #1 in Country
University officials at Indiana Tech are not worried about lower enrollment numbers at the new law school when it opens next month for the fall semester.
When the university announced it would add a law school, which cost around $15 million, the plan was to have 100 students enrolled in the inaugural class.
As of Friday night, 24 students had enrolled.
"The hundred number, I think, was more aspirational," Jessica Lynn Anderson, an assistant dean of admissions at Indiana Tech, said. ..."I really do think 30 is a more reasonable number and I think we are going to hit 30," she said. According to Anderson, the law school will employee about 25 people. Eleven of those employees are professors, which makes for a near 3-to-1 professor to student ratio this fall. "I think that's more beneficial to the students," David Felts, an incoming law student at the university, said. "I'm sure as the time goes by, more students will come."
- Above the Law, New Law School Gets Just a Third of tts Expected Starting Class
- Business Insider, Law School Fills Just a Third of its Class
- Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Jury's Out on Law School:
- Paul Campos (Colorado), Only 22 People Elect to Cash Million-Dollar Admission Ticket
- Indiana Lawyer, Indiana Tech Law School Settling Into New Digs, Waiting for Classes to Begin
- WISH TV, Enrollment Lower Than First Anticipated for Indiana Tech Law School
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- Indiana Tech to Open New Law School in Fort Wayne in Fall 2013 (May 17, 2011)
- Indiana Tech Breaks Ground on New $15 Million Law School In Fort Wayne (May 18, 2012)
- Indiana Tech Hires Minority Dominated Faculty for New Fort Wayne Law School (Aug. 9, 2012)
- Dean Defends Decision to Open New Law School in Fort Wayne in August 2013 (June 20, 2013)