Summer Session 2016
- Unique student enrollment (head count) totaled 3,924 students in credit-bearing classes, a .8% decrease from total enrollment in 2015.
- Female students comprised 52% of the summer student body – up slightly from 2015.
- The majority of students enrolled in credit-bearing courses were enrolled in a degree program at the University, 91%.
- The number of visiting students rose by 5% from the number of visiting students in 2015. This is the third year of growth in the visiting student population.
- Virginia residents made up 72% of undergraduate students in credit-bearing courses.
- International students comprised 11% of the summer student body.
Students self-reported racial/ethic background included:
- African American students 8.6% (up from 8.2%)
- Asian American students 9.5% (up from 9%)
- Hispanic students 5.8% (down from 8%)
- Multi-race students 3.8% (down from 4%).
- Session III was again the most popular session with course enrollments of 1,407.
According to the Office of Institutional Assessment, 53% of the students who took a four-year degree in 2015-16 enrolled in at least one U.Va. Summer Session course during their undergraduate studies. Just over 4% of students graduating with a four-year degree in 2015-16 started their university careers in Summer Session. Seventy-two percent of transfer students who graduated in 2015-16 completed at least one Summer Session or January Term course.
Ninety percent of students who completed an online course evaluation rated their overall experience positively, and 91.4% indicated that they learned a great deal in their courses. Once again, students cited fulfilling a requirement as the most important reason for enrolling in Summer Session. The completion rate for online course evaluations topped 50%.