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Med center enrollment sets record

Spring enrollment at the KU Medical Center continues to set records, increasing for the sixth consecutive year. Overall enrollment at the university held steady, according to a report released today by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Total KU spring enrollment since 1994:

  • 2008: 27,876
  • 2007: 27,875
  • 2006: 27,994 (record)
  • 2005: 27,890
  • 2004: 27,772
  • 2003: 27,463
  • 2002: 26,894
  • 2001: 26,857
  • 2000: 26,545
  • 1999: 26,297
  • 1998: 26,214
  • 1997: 25,755
  • 1996: 26,261
  • 1995: 26,127
  • 1994: 27,131

KU's overall spring enrollment was up by one student for a total of 27,876. The minority student population increased by 1.4 percent from last spring. Minority students now comprise 12.3 percent of the total KU population. International student enrollment is up 3.2 percent.

"We are pleased to see stable enrollment overall for the university," Chancellor Robert Hemenway said. "Our entire student body benefits from the talented, diverse mix found on our campuses."

Minority enrollment at KUMC increased 13 percent over spring 2007, with a 32.8 percent jump in Hispanic students.

"The University of Kansas Medical Center is committed to training physicians, nurses and other health professionals for Kansas," said Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor of the KU Medical Center and executive dean of the School of Medicine. "Increased diversity among our students is important because it means we can train a health care workforce that is representative of our nation's population."

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