AUAF Communications Office
AUAF students at the university’s opening convocation for the spring semester.
University officials announced on February 20, that the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) has set a new record for enrollment, with 789 students enrolled for spring semester 2011, a 36 percent increase from the previous record of 579, set in fall 2010. AUAF’s undergraduate enrollment jumped 31 percent, from 432 to 564, while enrollment in the college preparatory Foundation Studies Program leaped 53 percent, from 147 to 225.
“We are thrilled by this outstanding increase in overall enrollment, which we believe demonstrates a growing recognition of the quality of our programs and our commitment to educating the next generation of leaders for Afghanistan,” said Dr. C. Michael Smith, president of AUAF. “But we are even more pleased by the increase in the number of female students, which is a major accomplishment and for which I credit the hard work of our admissions staff and our Women’s Enrollment Task Force.”
Female enrollment at the university this semester increased by 46 percent, from 111 in the fall to 162. Women now make up 21 percent of the overall student body at AUAF.
USAID/Afghanistan Program Highlights: 2/16/2011-2/28/2011