- By Elaine Warren
Summer 2000 enrollment is up 34 percent from last summer, setting
a new all-time record for summer enrollments at the KU Edwards
"This is the highest summer enrollment increase the Edwards
Campus has experienced," says Bob Clark, dean of the KU
Clark says the enrollment increase can be partly attributed to
the 27 undergraduate courses that are being offered. This summer
is the first time the Edwards Campus has offered such courses
to the greater Kansas City community.
"The Edwards Campus is creating a reputation for offering
educational opportunities in response to what the community needs
and wants," Clark says. "The undergraduate courses
are another example of our strategic response."
Since 1997, the Edwards Campus has experienced record-breaking
enrollments. "Even without including the undergraduate credit
hours in our final enrollment report, we still show a 14 percent
increase from last summer's enrollment," Clark says.
The graduate programs with the greatest enrollment increase include
the School of Social Welfare, School of Engineering and School
This fall the Edwards Campus will begin to offer undergraduate
courses to nontraditional students, which will fulfill requirements
for future undergraduate degree-completion programs in biology
These programs will be jointly offered along with Johnson County
The Edwards Campus plans to offer undergraduate courses again