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September 30, 2011

Fall 2011 Official Enrollment Report

The Fall 2011 Official Enrollment Report will not be available until Friday October 14th, 2011.

September 22, 2011

Student Aid Profile Enhanced

The Student Aid Profile report now includes a University of Minnesota total for all years from 1999-2000 to 2009-10. Rochester campus was also added for 2009-2010.

September 21, 2011

Service Outage: October 1-2, 2011

The Office of Institutional Research web page will be unavailable from 6PM on Saturday, October 1st to approximately Noon on Sunday, October 2nd. This service interruption will result from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) shutting down its main data center to perform necessary maintenance, testing, and repairs of facility infrastructure.

More information is available on the OIT news page.

September 15, 2011

Released: Summer 2011 Enrollment

The University of Minnesota Official Enrollment Statistics for the Summer 2011 term have been released. The overall enrollment stood at 19,920 which is down from last summer. This is due to a decrease in graduate and non-degree students. Undergraduate enrollment is up to 10,366.

The series of reports is available on the Official Enrollment Statistics page.

September 2, 2011

Site Usage: June - August 2011

This update covers June 1st - August 31st, 2011 - 91 days. This quarter was marked with an increase in visitors but a decrease in the pages viewed per visit. Over the last quarter the number of visitors increased 35% but the pages per visit decreased 6.5%.


We had 9,647 visits from 6,838 unique visitors during this quarter. Of these visitors, 38,035 pages were viewed, an average of 3.94 per visit. The most visits in one day, 190, occurred on July 26th. Mobile devices accounted for only 3.5% of the traffic, but that is up from 1.4% last quarter.


Who Visited the Site?
Over this quarter we received visits from 95 countries and every state in the US . The top 5 visitor countries (excluding the US) were China, India, Canada, Thailand and South Korea. Chinese language speakers were the largest group of non-native English speaking visitors. The top 5 visitor states (excluding MN) were Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Texas and New York. 3,300 of the visits came from the University of Minnesota network. We received visits nearly 300 different University and College campuses.


The enrollment map had a nearly 400% increase in use from 250 views over the last quarter to 1,200 views this quarter.

Traffic Sources
This month the traffic split was 28% direct / 54% site referral / 17% search engines. A large number of referrals arrive from the Campus Facts page on the umn.edu home page. The Chinese Social Networking site renren.com and collegeportraits.org were two other large contributors of traffic. One visitor came from the University of Minnesota Japanese language Wikipedia page.

440 different combinations of search keywords resulted in a visit. The overwhelming majority of the visits come from a search for "oir", "institutional research", etc, and they generally are recurring visits. The most new visits came from the keyword "enrollment"